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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.

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