Even as the man falls from the edge of the enclosures wall, he appears to try and entangle the creature
INCREDIBLE images shows a wildlife ranger’s epic battle for life as he wrestles a leopard that will go on to maul six people in an Indian village rampage.
The Wildlife Department members appears to have been trying to trap the animal in a home’s entrance earlier today, and entangle it in nets before it makes a sudden escape.
The animals leaps over a wall, and jumps from one man to another in a bid to escape the clutches of the rescuers.
Even as the man falls from the edge of the enclosures wall, he appears to try and entangle the creature in a rope.
Thankfully, none of the victims suffered serious injuries.
Footage shows the leopard going berserk and continuing on to maul at least six people as it rampaged around the village.
At the start of the clip, filmed in Jalandhar in northern India this afternoon, forest officials can be seen trying to catch the beast as it pounces on terrified onlookers.
Rescue officials arrived after locals raised an alarm on seeing the predator hiding inside a house.
After authorities tried to tranquillise the big cat, it suddenly jumped over a wall and began tearing around the village.
In the video, dozens of people are seen running away from the dangerous animal.
The leopard can be seen pouncing on a man and trying to maul him using its mouth and paws before releasing him and taking down another horrified local.
The forest officials tried and failed twice to stop the carnage using a tranquilliser gun.
The operation is still going on and another expert team is expected to arrive from nearby Chandigarh to aid the rescuers.
According to local reports, the scared beast is hiding inside another house.