Wednesday, May 30, 2007

This'll Wake You Up

It's one thing to go to sleep wit a 5 lb pet moggies, it's another to wake up to a 150 lb one trying to make a meal of it:

An Israeli man wrestled a leopard to the ground after it entered his bedroom in a desert college and tried to make a meal of his pet cat.

"He jumped on the leopard and pinned him to the floor, then his wife called us so we could take it away," Amram Zabari, a local park ranger who rushed to the scene, said on Tuesday.

Arthur De Mosh, a 45-year-old tour guide at the college near Kibbutz Sde Boker in southern Israel, was awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of the leopard trying to eat his cat.

He freed the pet, which survived the ordeal, from the leopard's clutches.

One of the only 10 leopards living wild in Israel, so they say: still, a story for the grandchildren, don't you think?

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