Villagers Watch And Wonder As A Leopard Visits An Unlikely Friend Each Night

In 2002, the quiet village of Antoli in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, had a nightly visitor, a leopard. After they observed the wild animal for some time, it became obvious that the creature wasn’t looking to cause harm.

Instead, she was looking for someone, an unlikely friend who seemingly brought her comfort during the night as the villagers watched on in amazement.

An Indian Village Was Experiencing Leopard Sightings

In 2002, the town of Antoli in Vadodara, Gujarat, was experiencing an uptick in leopard sightings… a wild animal no one in the village particularly wanted to encounter while walking through town.

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So, the forest rangers decided to take drastic measures to ensure the safety of the public, relocating the leopards to a nearby forest.