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(Gawker)   Not news: Indian woman shoots leopard prowling in her backyard. News: Indiana woman shoots leopard prowling in her backyard   (gawker.com) divider line 47
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2013-06-24 11:50:00 AM  
It's a shame such a animal was killed, but I understand.

/and f*ck those people who just let them go when they figure out they just can't take care of them
 
2013-06-24 11:54:16 AM  
Can't really tell because the photo is cropped, but couldn't that be a bobcat?  The ears could be right, and the coloring is consistent.

Here's another one (NSFW and sad):   link
 
2013-06-24 11:55:37 AM  
Nevermind, they officially ID'd it as a leopard.  It really shouldn't be that difficult to find the owner, should it?
 
2013-06-24 11:59:22 AM  
her own version of The Ghost and The Darkness
 
2013-06-24 11:59:40 AM  

Lsherm: Can't really tell because the photo is cropped, but couldn't that be a bobcat?  The ears could be right, and the coloring is consistent.

Here's another one (NSFW and sad):   link


No, the is definitely NOT a Bobcat.
 
2013-06-24 11:59:59 AM  

basemetal: It's a shame such a animal was killed, but I understand.

/and f*ck those people who just let them go when they figure out they just can't take care of them


Yeah we get a lot of those in this state for some reason
 
2013-06-24 12:02:57 PM  
FTFA: The woman, who didn't want to be identified, mentioned the story to her friend and neighbor Donna Duke, who then http://www.wdrb.com/story/22655748/indiana-wildlife-officials-believe- leopard-shot-killed-in-clark-county?hpt=us_bn9" target="_blank">told ABC affiliate WDRB about the strange kill.

/Facepalm
 
2013-06-24 12:03:15 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: basemetal: It's a shame such a animal was killed, but I understand.

/and f*ck those people who just let them go when they figure out they just can't take care of them

Yeah we get a lot of those in this state for some reason


Meth. Big cats as pets seems to be primarily a drug dealer thing.

/ I don't know if that's true
 
2013-06-24 12:03:29 PM  
FTFA: After spotting and shooting a creature prowling in the shadows by the woman's pool
Owning a Gun 101: Know what you're shooting at before you pull the trigger.
 
2013-06-24 12:03:59 PM  
People. There;s no accounting for them ...
 
2013-06-24 12:04:11 PM  
Well, waste not, want not. Looks like someone is getting a new fur coat.

I wonder how many non-native species are out there roaming American right now. I don't mean things like pigeons or Norwegian rats but bigger animals like this leopard. Could there be a possibility that right now in some apple orchard in Iowa, a giraffe is just munching away?
 
2013-06-24 12:05:24 PM  
I actually had no idea that leopards had ever existed around India.  Learn something new every day.

\figured it was all tigers and singing monkeys and bears and a jerk cobra thrown in or something
 
2013-06-24 12:06:37 PM  

jaytkay: IdBeCrazyIf: basemetal: It's a shame such a animal was killed, but I understand.

/and f*ck those people who just let them go when they figure out they just can't take care of them

Yeah we get a lot of those in this state for some reason

Meth. Big cats as pets seems to be primarily a drug dealer thing.

/ I don't know if that's true


I may not be, but that honestly makes the most farking sense
 
2013-06-24 12:07:59 PM  

FriarReb98: I actually had no idea that leopards had ever existed around India.  Learn something new every day.

\figured it was all tigers and singing monkeys and bears and a jerk cobra thrown in or something



Riki-tikki-tavi looks at you in disgust, then fluffs up his tail.
 
2013-06-24 12:09:44 PM  

basemetal: It's a shame such a animal was killed, but I understand.

/and f*ck those people who just let them go when they figure out they just can't take care of them


^ So much this.
 
2013-06-24 12:15:30 PM  

mekki: Well, waste not, want not. Looks like someone is getting a new fur coat.

I wonder how many non-native species are out there roaming American right now. I don't mean things like pigeons or Norwegian rats but bigger animals like this leopard. Could there be a possibility that right now in some apple orchard in Iowa, a giraffe is just munching away?


We get Axis and Fallow deer in our neighborhood. They've escaped from local ranches.
 
2013-06-24 12:18:02 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: basemetal: It's a shame such a animal was killed, but I understand.

/and f*ck those people who just let them go when they figure out they just can't take care of them

^ So much this.


Came to say this as well.

While there's plenty of big cat rescue groups who would likely have taken this critter no problem... the kind of person that would let this go would likely -not- have proper licenses, enclosures, etc. is also the kind of person that doesn't want a visit from State Wildlife and the Cops when they went public with giving it up...
 
2013-06-24 12:21:45 PM  
What a waste.
 
2013-06-24 12:24:48 PM  

mekki: Well, waste not, want not. Looks like someone is getting a new fur coat.

I wonder how many non-native species are out there roaming American right now. I don't mean things like pigeons or Norwegian rats but bigger animals like this leopard. Could there be a possibility that right now in some apple orchard in Iowa, a giraffe is just munching away?


There are  fark-tons of Irish infesting North America.
 
2013-06-24 12:27:26 PM  
Indiana, WTF?  Did we misspell it?  Is it really supposed to be "India - NA" (as in North America)?

Indiana woman critical after tiger clamps her head in its mouth
http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/22/us/indiana-tiger-mauling
 
2013-06-24 12:43:35 PM  
But what was the leopard doing in her pajamas?
 
2013-06-24 12:45:09 PM  
Subs, India has densely populated cities.  It's not the freaking jungle.
 
2013-06-24 12:56:06 PM  
And why isn't it illegal in ALL states to have these amazing animals and other exotic animals as a pet???
 
2013-06-24 12:57:06 PM  

Hankie Fest: Subs, India has densely populated cities.  It's not the freaking jungle.


India has 800+ million people living in rural areas.
 
2013-06-24 12:58:32 PM  
I can only see Lsherms link and to me it looks like a bob cat (notice the bobbed tail) or a bengal house cat?

Have they positiviely id'd it as aleopard?


cold_sassy, what make sure it's not a bob cat?
 
2013-06-24 12:58:58 PM  

litespeed74: And why isn't it illegal in ALL states to have these amazing animals and other exotic animals as a pet???


Well, there are two answers, depending on what you mean by "why"

1) Because each state can have different laws on things like this.  Did you not have a civics course in school?

2) Because those who care strongly about this issue haven't made it a priority to get exotic-animal ownership banned in the states that currently allow it.  Again, civics course.
 
2013-06-24 01:01:45 PM  

litespeed74: And why isn't it illegal in ALL states to have these amazing animals and other exotic animals as a pet???


Because rich people.
 
2013-06-24 01:02:08 PM  

Kirzania: FTFA: After spotting and shooting a creature prowling in the shadows by the woman's pool
Owning a Gun 101: Know what you're shooting at before you pull the trigger.


One felines get above dog-sized, precise identification means fairly little -- all are capable of eating you, and most have the inclination.
 
2013-06-24 01:21:15 PM  
Wonder what it cost to smuggle in a leopard? Someones out a few grand.
 
2013-06-24 01:42:13 PM  

Danger Mouse: I can only see Lsherms link and to me it looks like a bob cat (notice the bobbed tail) or a bengal house cat?

Have they positiviely id'd it as aleopard?


cold_sassy, what make sure it's not a bob cat?


That may not actually be a picture of the cat in question.   ABCnews quoted officials from Indiana as definitively ID'ing it as a leopard.
 
2013-06-24 01:55:51 PM  

Kirzania: FTFA: After spotting and shooting a creature prowling in the shadows by the woman's pool

Owning a Gun 101: Know what you're shooting at before you pull the trigger.

This.  Life isn't an Aliens flick; have some discipline and verify your target (and beyond).  It's not going to kill you to wait a few moments.  99% of the time the rustling in your backyard will be something totally innocuous, not a juvenile version of a lethal predator.
 
2013-06-24 02:32:49 PM  
Poor cat. It didn't belong in Indiana.
 
2013-06-24 02:39:59 PM  

This text is now purple: Kirzania: FTFA: After spotting and shooting a creature prowling in the shadows by the woman's pool
Owning a Gun 101: Know what you're shooting at before you pull the trigger.

One felines get above dog-sized, precise identification means fairly little -- all are capable of eating you, and most have the inclination.


Don't tell that to the bears.
 
2013-06-24 02:47:56 PM  

This text is now purple: One felines get above dog-sized


She doesn't mention anything about knowing that it was "feline;" she mentioned she only saw a shadow, lurking. This could have been anything. Someone's dog. A kid playing a prank. The point is, unless you are 100% what is in your sights, you don't shoot.
 
2013-06-24 02:52:35 PM  

This text is now purple: Kirzania: FTFA: After spotting and shooting a creature prowling in the shadows by the woman's pool
Owning a Gun 101: Know what you're shooting at before you pull the trigger.

One felines get above dog-sized, precise identification means fairly little -- all are capable of eating you, and most have the inclination.


I think the point is that it might well have been the neighbour's dog.  Or the neighbour's kids.  Or the neighbourhood Furry out looking for a date.  Shooting at unidentified crap in the dark in the middle of a residential neighbourhood is a great way to end up with a manslaughter charge.
 
2013-06-24 03:15:47 PM  

Lsherm: Can't really tell because the photo is cropped, but couldn't that be a bobcat?  The ears could be right, and the coloring is consistent.

Here's another one (NSFW and sad):   link


Definitely not pattern and coloration is all wrong, head and body are wrong, tail is wrong. Definitely a Leopard (albeit a yearling or less).
/worked animal control for 4 years.
//Caught many a Bobcat.
 
2013-06-24 03:18:43 PM  

Danger Mouse: I can only see Lsherms link and to me it looks like a bob cat (notice the bobbed tail) or a bengal house cat?

Have they positiviely id'd it as aleopard?


cold_sassy, what make sure it's not a bob cat?


This is the cat in question. BIG difference.

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2013-06-24 03:46:32 PM  
Red dot or casino?
 
2013-06-24 04:12:48 PM  

Lsherm: Can't really tell because the photo is cropped, but couldn't that be a bobcat? The ears could be right, and the coloring is consistent.

Here's another one (NSFW and sad): link


You are joking right ? Maybe blind?
 
2013-06-24 04:35:49 PM  

Kirzania: FTFA: After spotting and shooting a creature prowling in the shadows by the woman's pool
Owning a Gun 101: Know what you're shooting at before you pull the trigger.


Exactly.
 
2013-06-24 07:16:04 PM  

FabulousFreep: Lsherm: Can't really tell because the photo is cropped, but couldn't that be a bobcat? The ears could be right, and the coloring is consistent.

Here's another one (NSFW and sad): link

You are joking right ? Maybe blind?


Definitely blind.  I was operating under the assumption they hadn't positively ID'd it, so I was looking for alternatives.  Then I found out they HAD positively ID'd it, so I corrected myself in the very next post.
 
2013-06-24 07:22:38 PM  
Cat lady's friend's boyfriend kills big cat! Indiana Leopard: Killed after lady photographs big cat in backyard
http://www.examiner.com/article/indiana-leopard-killed-after-lady-ph ot ographs-big-cat-backyard
 
2013-06-24 11:06:48 PM  

washington-babylon: Lsherm: Can't really tell because the photo is cropped, but couldn't that be a bobcat?  The ears could be right, and the coloring is consistent.

Here's another one (NSFW and sad):   link

Definitely not pattern and coloration is all wrong, head and body are wrong, tail is wrong. Definitely a Leopard (albeit a yearling or less).
/worked animal control for 4 years.
//Caught many a Bobcat.

So, think it's old enough not to still have its milk teeth? I can't tell.
 
2013-06-25 01:13:21 AM  

SwiftFox: washington-babylon: Lsherm: Can't really tell because the photo is cropped, but couldn't that be a bobcat?  The ears could be right, and the coloring is consistent.

Here's another one (NSFW and sad):   link

Definitely not pattern and coloration is all wrong, head and body are wrong, tail is wrong. Definitely a Leopard (albeit a yearling or less).
/worked animal control for 4 years.
//Caught many a Bobcat.
So, think it's old enough not to still have its milk teeth? I can't tell.


At that age it is probably in the process of losing them. It isn't old enough to have completely lost them quite yet.
 
2013-06-25 02:04:39 AM  
If her cats are really her "babies," then why are they roaming around at night outside? Charge her with shooting an endangered species.

Poor leopard. :(
 
2013-06-25 04:11:15 AM  

jaytkay: Hankie Fest: Subs, India has densely populated cities.  It's not the freaking jungle.

India has 800+ million people living in rural areas.


And lots of leopards who want to eat them apparently.

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I think I'm the only one who is glad they shot the thing before it hurt anyone. All the dudes in the above pics were trying to capture and relocate the leopards safely when the cats wandered into villages or the edge of cities. Same thing happend here in Santa Monica when a Mountain Lion made it all the way to a Downtown apartment complex before police and wildlife rangers were called. They tried tranquilizer, but the cat got agitated and tried to attack an officer. I respect animals and all, but I'd rather shoot a leopard dead than have to bury a child.
 
2013-06-25 08:17:33 AM  
"The cat in these photographs has been identified tentatively as a leopard," Bloom said.

That's some great police work....
 
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