Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer and wildlife enthusiast Susanta Nanda has shared a video showing the rescue of a leopard that fell into a deep open well.
Another day.— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) June 25, 2022
Another rescue of leopard from open well using the Mohenjo Daro Harappan technology.
This will stop only when we close the open wells around animal habitat. pic.twitter.com/kvmxGhqWlf
The video footage shows officials of the Forest Dept. lowering a bed tied with ropes to the four legs which provided the leopard a flat platform to step on to. The animal is then smoothly lifted up from the well. As soon as it reaches the top, the traumatised leopard jumps off the bed and bolts into the open.
Mr Nanda has pointed out that wells around animal habitats should be covered as they pose a risk to wildlife. Adding a dash of humour, he referred to the old method of rescuing the leopard as the “Mohenjo Daro Harappan technology”!