Man-Eating Leopard Stalking Nepal: Fifteen Dead

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Shades of the man-eaters of Tsavo!

Via Newser:

A horrific story from western Nepal: Authorities are hunting for a man-eating leopard that may have killed 15 people, including a 4-year-old boy whose head was found in a forest, CNN reports. At most two leopards are behind the attacks, officials say, because man-eating leopards are so rare—and this one is unlikely to stop. “Since human blood has more salt than animal blood, once wild animals get the taste of salty blood they do not like other animals like deer,” says Maheshwor Dhakal, a government ecologist.

Not so sure about that blood thing, but keep reading here.

10 Comments on "Man-Eating Leopard Stalking Nepal: Fifteen Dead"

  1. leopards can be pretty scary. Even though they are a lot smaller than lions and tigers they are much more intelligent.

  2. InfvoCuernos | Nov 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm |

    We need more man-eating leopards in the US.

  3. drew hempel | Nov 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm |

    Of course the salt in the blood is true because modern humans are addicted to salt since it causes a dopamine rush. The SAn Bushman – the original humans for 90% of human history from 100,000 BCE — they rarely ate salt.

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