This is the dramatic moment when a woman was forced to stop a leopard with a walking stick while resting on her porch.
Nirmala Devi Singh, 55, was enjoying sitting outside her home in Mumbai, India yesterday, when the animal followed her.
Incredible footage shows the leopard roaming around outer space with its eyes twinkling.
As a carefree Nirmaladevi turns around, the big cat pounces and slams her to the ground as she jumps in terror.
She falls and in desperation uses her stick to kill the creature in an attempt to keep it away as it claws her repeatedly.
The leopard backs away as he continues to hit him before scaring him away as people run to his aid.
Nirmaladevi had scratches on her face, elbows, arms, back and legs – but luckily her injuries were minor.
The incident was the second leopard attack in the area in the last three days and the third is just a week old, and the forest department has now installed 10 CCTV cameras in the area.
Gajanan Hire of Thane Forest Division, which looks after Aarey Colony, says claw prints indicate the attack was carried out by a sub-adult leopard, reports times of India.
“Soon after the first attack was reported a month ago, we had sought permission from the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to trap the animal,” he said.
There is a protocol to be followed before we can lay the trap and what is being done.