Leopard attacks guide
A SAFARI guide survived a leopard attack while viewing g wildlife with tourists at South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park.
The guide was driving an n open- topped vehicle when n his group spotted the animal l and stopped for a better view.
Park officials said the ani- mal “cunningly disappeared” ” from view and then made a surprise attack, pouncing on the guide’s arm.
Witnesses said the leopard tried to jump into the car, resisting efforts by passengers to fend it off.
Another park visitor rammed the big cat with the door of his car.
“It is suspected that t the leopard was fighting with another one as its hind was badly injured,” said park spokesman William Mabasa. “The other leopard watched from a distance.” The leopard suffered further injuries when the guide accidentally reversed onto it as he sped away. The guide sustained deep cuts and bites to the arm.
The animal was later put down.