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Indian techies-in-training face down MAN-EATING LEOPARD - and WIN

Big cat causes big trouble at Mumbai college

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You've heard of the tiger that came to tea, but what about the leopard that came to lessons? That's exactly what techies-in-training at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay had to deal with when a big cat invaded their campus.

After a leopard was spotted by the metallurgy department last week, the local forestry department rushed to try and capture it. It is thought the beast strayed into human territory while chasing a dog which it hoped was going to be its dinner that day.

Helped by the nerds-in-waiting, wildlife experts first tried to use a robot to find the creature. Then, after realising leopards don't really go for the same gizmos as humans, they resorted to luring it with a live chicken.

But this didn't work either, leaving students too terrified to return to classes.

After four days, local authorities decided the leopard must have given up and slunk off into the forest, so they allowed students to get back to work.

“After searching the entire premises, the forest department has concluded that it has moved out of the campus which it had entered Wednesday,” professor Rashmi Uday Kumar said on Saturday.

The humour potential of the event was not lost on the wags of Twitter, who took to the social network to unleash some truly horrific jokes.

Did you see the leopard? Are you still alive? Get in touch and let us know. ®

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