Gujarat, India. If you admire and respect the wild cats, it is a bit uncomfortable to watch the video to be honest. It is highly undignified treatment of the proud leopard (a “common leopard“) but obviously necessary and they managed to get the leopard into the cage very effectively having hauled him out of the well by his tail. I’m pleased to report that the leopard were transported to a new location presumably away from human settlements where he was released (we are told).
It does not always work out so well for the leopard and not infrequently I read about leopards falling into village wells which seems rather strange to me. Why does a leopard, a hugely athletic cat, fall into a well which has a diameter of about 8 feet in this instance? Are they being trapped?
I have to presumed that on some occasions the well might be a trap for leopards roaming through villages. You can understand the reason for it. Leopards are large wild cats which can harm people and on occasions kill them although it is rare for a leopard to kill an adult person. It’s more about the fear of being killed by a leopard than the reality of it but I fully understand that too.