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Log in or Sign up. Sep 3, Messages: Man eating Leopard of Rudraprayag The Leopard of Rudraprayag was a male man-eating leopard, claimed to have killed over people.
It was eventually killed by famed big cat hunter and author Jim Corbett. For eight years, no one dared move alone at night on the road between the Hindu shrines of Kedarnath and Eatinv, for it passed through the leopard’s territory, and few villagers would leave their houses.
The leopard was apparently so desperate for food that it would break down doors, leap rudraprahag windows, claw through the mud or thatch walls of huts and drag people from them, devouring them.
The British Parliament requested the aid of Corbett in the autumn of In the town of Rudraprayag there is a sign-board which marks the spot where the leopard was shot. There is a fair held at Rudraprayag commemorating the killing of the leopard and people there often consider Jim Corbett a Sadhu.
Several well known hunters tried to bag this leopard. The British government offered huge rewards to kill the beast. They even sent a special army of Gurkhas after it, in addition to assigning a number of army personnel known for their marksmanship and tracking abilities.
They even employed high powered Gin Traps and deadly poison to eliminate the animal, but without success. Corbett was armed with his favourite rifle, a. PSir John Hewett.
The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag
He tried his luck in several areas in and around Rudraprayag. Never in his life, Jim spent so much time and effort to bag a single animal. He realized that the man eating leopards were more cunning and elusive than the man eating tigers.
Now, when the day finally came for him to abandon the hunt and return to Naini Tal, Corbett decided to try one more night to locate the leopard, and eventually on the night of 26th May shot the dreaded man-eater at the village Gulabrai. Corbett’s notes revealed that this leopard, an elderly male, was suffering from serious gum recession and tooth loss. He also found a leo;ard of buckshot stuck in the skin by his chest, all made by careless hunters. Jim Corbett with Panar Man-eater An analysis of many of the man-eaters taken by Corbett and other hunters has revealed that these are enough reason for a large cat like a leopard or tiger to abandon its natural prey and go after the easy one that walks on two legs.
The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag – Jim Corbett – Oxford University Press
When the animals are too sick or compromised to hunt their normal prey, and thus turn to hunting humans, who are much easier to hunt and kill than wild game. The story of the Rudraprayag leopard was leoppard the public domain, as it was discussed in the House of commons and received much media publicity in India and abroad. It was the last rudrraprayag Jim Corbett wrote while still in India. This Leopard was the only man-eater which had played havoc and his terror reigned for 8 long years in India killing over humans.
Last edited by a moderator: FoxiJames SextonBritt Beck and 3 others like this. Sep 12, Messages: South Africa Member of: The Panar man-eater killed many more humans: Bushpig4EverSep 22, Dec 8, Messages: Canterbury, New Zealand Hunted: If I remember correctly you can down load Jims books at Archive.
Together we organize esting to that incredibly stunning place. May 24, Messages: I just picked up the Corbett box set from safari press. Haven’t had a chance to dive into them yet, but looking forward to it. May 7, Messages: CAustinSep 22, Bushpig4EverSep 24, AbelnFoxijeff and 3 others like this.
Thanks for the photos, good to put some life to my mental images. I assume rudrapgayag tree is the one Corbett was sitting in when he shot the leopard.
Aug 15, Ruddraprayag Oklahoma, USA Member of: Thanks for the pictures. Lelpard have read all of Corbett’s books but not at all familiar with that part of the world.
Great to put some images of the country with the story. MAdcoxSep 24, A short while ago I visited the locations where the Mohan man-eater spread terror.
Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag
There are still tigers around, even man-eaters. It’s a strange feeling when walking alone on a narrow path Bushpig4EverSep 26, AbelnFoxiAdam S and 2 others like this. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Share This Page Tweet. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? No, create an account now.