A house cat and leopard had a dramatic confrontation in the city of Nashik, India, recently.
The nail-biting video of the two cats facing off inside a well went viral on social media.
In the video, the house cat and leopard were crouched facing each other.
The next moment, the leopard lunged for the tiny cat, but the brave feline stood its ground and took an upright stance to make itself appear bigger.
#WATCH | Maharashtra: A leopard and a cat come face-to-face after falling down a well in Nashik— ANI (@ANI) September 6, 2021
"The leopard fell in the well while chasing the cat. It was later rescued and released in its natural habitat," says Pankaj Garg, Deputy Conservator of Forests, West Nashik Division pic.twitter.com/2HAAcEbwjy
Fortunately, the leopard did not harm the house cat.
After an operation lasting over 5 hours, both the animals were safely brought out and medically examined for any injuries, but none were detected, according to Deputy Conservator Pankaj Garg (West Nashik).