Sunday, March 11, 2007

India: Woman survives leopard attack

Mar 10, 2007, 11:45 GMT

Shimla, March 10 (IANS) A woman saved herself after being attacked by a leopard by hurriedly climbing a tree in a Himachal Pradesh village.

Vimla Devi, 50, was grazing her cattle in a forest near Fagerha village, some 20 km from here, Friday when a prowling leopard pounced on her, scratching and biting on her head.

Vimla managed an escape and climbed a nearby tree shouting for help. The villagers took her to a hospital in Shimla where she received at least a dozen stitches. Her condition is stable. article_1275354.php/Woman_survives_leopard_attack

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