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News You Probably Missed: Leopard Attack in Israel

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

Here's an article I dismissed initially because of the title...

A man wrestled a wild leopard to the floor and pinned it for 20 minutes after the cat leapt through a window of his home and hopped onto the bed with his sleeping family, in kibbutz Sde Boker, located in the Negev desert in southern Israel.

Raviv Shapira, who heads the southern district of the Israel Nature and Parks Protection Authority, said a half dozen leopards have been spotted recently near kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev desert in southern Israel, although they rarely threaten humans. Leopards living near humans are usually too old to hunt in the wild and resort to chasing down domestic dogs and cats for food, he added.

Du Mosch said he probably would not have been able to control the big cat were it in better health.
- Yahoo News/AP

Whoa. Wild leopards leaping through your window in Southern Israel. And kol hakovod to the man for protecting his family. And B"H, safely.

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