Man-Eating Leopard in Nepal Killed and Fed on 15 People

14 of his victims were children, the other was a 29-year-old woman

By on November 7th, 2012 06:17 GMT

People living in Nepal must now figure out a way to deal with a leopard which somehow grew accustomed to feeding on humans.

According to the local police, the leopard has made 15 victims over the past 15 months alone: 14 of them were children, and the other was a 29-year-old woman.

Wildlife experts explain that, once such a predator tastes human blood, it will most likely change its dietary habits and quit hunting its usual prey.

Huffington Post quotes specialist Maheshwor Dhakal, who made a case of how, “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.”

For the time being, as many as 100 police officers and soldiers are doing their best in tracking down this animal and capturing it.

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