Dogs love getting attention, knowing that these cuties are people pleasers. But what will a dog do when someone tries to steal its thunder? It is likely that they will try to get its moment back!
This was what happened to a dog in India after a leopard tried to steal his glory. The dog, however, was more than fearless to drive the wild cat away.
A stand-off in the forest
The stand-off between the cat and the dog happened at Rajasthan’s Jhalana Safari Park.
The unnamed dog was minding its own business before a group of safari tourists. The dog might have felt that it was a good time to show off a little, so he went on to lie down and basked in the attention he was receiving – until a leopard came along to steal the spotlight.
The tourists spotted a young leopard walking behind the dog. She was hiding behind the bushes and was obviously stalking the canine. While the tourists were prepping the cameras, the leopard suddenly pounced towards the pooch.
Caught by surprise and most likely fearing for its life, the dog decided to launch a counterattack. The dog started to bark non-stop, an attempt to impose dominance.
The two-year-old leopard, which was called Juliet, looked surprised. She stood for some time, looking at the dog with pure intent. Then, she walked away, obviously looking disappointed.
The dog was lucky
As the leopard left, the dog still barked. However, its tail is tucked between its hind legs.
A forest official explained that Juliet left the scene quietly because there were visitors in the jeeps just behind the dog. Otherwise, the dog would not have survived the impending fight. Simply put, the dog was lucky.
Regardless, the dog had put up a good fight. And it really looked like that Juliet was scared of the stray dog.
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