A leopard that spent a night and most of a day locked in a bathroom with a dog at a home in India escaped through the ceiling without harming the canine.
The owner of the home in Bilinele village, Dakshina Kannada, said the leopard likely chased the dog into the house Tuesday night, and the big cat’s tail was seen through the ajar bathroom door Wednesday morning.
A family member closed the door and villagers looked in through the window to see the leopard and the dog occupying opposite corners of the toilet.
Forest Department officials arrived at the residence and were working on a capture plan for the leopard when the wild animal climbed through the ceiling of the bathroom and found its way out of the home on its own, avoiding nets placed by authorities.
The leopard fled the village with no injuries reported, the dog named Bollu, was not injured at all.