Brave dog faces off with leopard in tense stand-off

By Ben Hooper
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Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A group of sightseers in India captured video of a tense stand-off between a stray dog and a leopard that wandered close to a road.

The video shows the dog barking at the leopard, which stares back at it for several moments while tourists snap photos from a nearby Jeep.


A forest official said the tourists likely saved the stray dog's life by making the 2-year-old leopard, known to researchers as Juliet, wary of getting into a confrontation.

"Juliet left quietly as there were visitors in jeeps behind the dog. If not it is unlikely that the dog would have survived the encounter," the official said.

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