Kiran, originally from India, chased the animal and caught it by surprise after rushing at it in an attempt to save her son, Rahul, who had been snatched outside their hut.
Kiran and her son were injured in the fight, but managed to escape (Image: Fourni)
A brave mother fought a leopard with her bare hands in an effort to save her six-year-old son from the beast’s clutches.
Kiran was sitting next to a fire in front of her hut in the village of Badi Jhiriva in Madhya Pradesh, India – which is located right next to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park – waiting for her husband to return, unaware that a leopard was watching them.
In a flash, the leopard jumped out of the shadows, grabbed Rahul in its jaws and ran off, reports the Times of India
Kiran immediately handed the baby to one of her other children, ordered them into the hut and chased the leopard.
She caught up with the hungry creature and found it sitting in some bushes, its paws resting on Rahul.
The mother claims that she threw herself at the leopard, grabbed her child and pulled with all her might to free him.
The animal seemed to be taken by surprise, allowing Kiran to successfully retrieve her son.
« The leopard was probably afraid of the woman’s courage and left the child. As Kiran immediately grabbed her son in her arms, the feline attacked her. However, she overpowered the big cat with her bravery, » said the director of the tiger reserve, YP Singh Kiran.
Both the mother and the child came out of the ordeal injured, with Rahul suffering deep wounds to his claws and fangs, but in the end, both were safe in the end.