Terrifying moment leopard enters residential area in western India

A dramatic video has emerged of a leopard being rescued in western India.

The incident took place on May 18 in Navsari city of Gujarat state.

Visuals showed forest department officials covering a building with a net, understandably to prevent the leopard from escaping.

Footage showed the leopard falling into the net for a brief second, however, it managed to gain balance and rid itself of the mesh.

Another footage showed the leopard lying on the ground with its limbs tied. The predator was seen snarling as a crowd gathered around it.

Reports said the animal strayed away from the forest and entered the residential area, injuring a person before forest department officials rushed to the spot and captured it.