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Leopard Eats Three Mini Deer After Escape
The Local ^ | 17 Sep 2013

Posted on 09/17/2013 6:31:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A leopard that escaped from its enclosure in an eastern Sweden zoo on Monday managed to gobble up three miniature deer before it was caught and returned.

The leopard managed to escape from the Asian animals pavilion on Monday at the Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, and was discovered missing after a caretaker at the zoo discovered a dead deer on the floor.

The culprit was a she-cat called Kailin, one of three clouded leopards at the zoo. While she escaped her own enclosure, Kailin was never outside the zoo itself and posed no human threat.

It remains unclear whether a mouse deer born in the zoo last August was one of the victims in the attack.

While officials are still unsure how the leopard got loose, Parken Zoo's CEO Irja Bäckström said catching Kailin was not a problem.

"We brought in a veterinarian who sedated the leopard. Then we carried her back to her home. She only weighs 10 kilogrammes," she told the Eskilstuna Kuriren newspaper.

The mouse deer are a rare and endangered species which can weigh as little as 1.5 kilogrammes. Also known as chevrotains, the species has primitive pig-like features and has remained nearly unchanged over a period of five million years. The mouse deer is related to both elk and deer and is typically found in south-east Asia.

Clouded leopards are the smallest of all big cat species and are not closely related to other leopards. They are a threatened species and can be found in Nepal, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indochina, and China.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: wildlife

1 posted on 09/17/2013 6:31:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Who’d have ever thought a leopard might eat deer? Maybe it was hungry?


2 posted on 09/17/2013 6:33:56 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: nickcarraway
So the endangered leopard ate the endangered deer.

Cool.

/johnny

3 posted on 09/17/2013 6:34:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway
Here kitty, kitty...


4 posted on 09/17/2013 6:36:34 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: nickcarraway

Dasher, Dancer and Prancer are gone ...


5 posted on 09/17/2013 6:37:36 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: nickcarraway

In the words of Ogden Nash, “When called by a panther, don’t anther.”


7 posted on 09/17/2013 6:37:46 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: nickcarraway

Mmmmmm. Venison. Tasty.

(What do you thing a leopard eats - granola??)


8 posted on 09/17/2013 6:38:28 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


9 posted on 09/17/2013 6:39:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

The head scratching part is that she ate exactly what she would in the wild. How did she know that these deer were from Asia?


10 posted on 09/17/2013 6:41:04 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Aw, she’s beautiful!


11 posted on 09/17/2013 6:42:45 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: KosmicKitty

We taught a lion to eat tofu
12 posted on 09/17/2013 6:42:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
How did she know that these deer were from Asia?

The EU has strict country of origin marking laws. ;)

johnny

13 posted on 09/17/2013 6:42:57 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway

“It’s the Circle of Life....”


14 posted on 09/17/2013 6:43:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JRandomFreeper

That explains it. :)


15 posted on 09/17/2013 6:46:58 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: Bullish

Hey, big cat eats mouse [deer]. Is this a dog bites man story?


16 posted on 09/17/2013 6:49:10 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: nickcarraway
Yum, mini-deer!


17 posted on 09/17/2013 6:49:52 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I bet he couldn’t eat just one.


18 posted on 09/17/2013 6:50:41 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Cicero

That deer looks scared.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 6:52:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Note to PETA: When animals stop eating each other for food, then we’ll talk.


20 posted on 09/17/2013 6:52:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
How did she know that these deer were from Asia?

...must resist...

21 posted on 09/17/2013 6:56:40 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: dfwgator

They have merely been socialized by the patriarchy.


22 posted on 09/17/2013 6:56:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Bullish

Pretty sure he was hungry again in an hour...


23 posted on 09/17/2013 6:57:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Bullish

OR maybe it just wanted to play.


24 posted on 09/17/2013 7:03:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Bad kitty!


25 posted on 09/17/2013 7:05:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; secret garden; xsmommy; tioga; SoothingDave; Tax-chick

That’s jest cruel and unusual pawnishment.


26 posted on 09/17/2013 7:09:36 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Awww. Doggies... I was hoping for a furrin encounter of some kind...like mebbe something hungry this way comes?

(Never mind...I think I need to go to bed....)


27 posted on 09/17/2013 7:13:04 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment. You have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.)
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To: Monkey Face

There’s a pic of the perp at post #4 - she’s adorable.


28 posted on 09/17/2013 7:17:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I saw it...NOT going to call Peta...I want a fur coat! LOL!


29 posted on 09/17/2013 7:22:38 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Common sense is not a gift, it's a punishment. You have to deal with everyone who doesn't have it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Stolen from Jurassic Park:

“He doesn’t want to be fed. He wants to hunt.”


30 posted on 09/17/2013 7:23:26 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: nickcarraway

Venison sliders.


31 posted on 09/17/2013 7:25:05 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Cicero

I wonder if the cat dipped them in a barbeque or a sweet & sour sauce?


32 posted on 09/17/2013 7:29:51 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: CrazyIvan

“Mouse deer...it’s what’s for dinner.”


33 posted on 09/17/2013 7:32:28 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
How did she know that these deer were from Asia?

1. They were driving in the left lane at 25mph with their turn signals on.
2. They referred to each other as "Dr. Mouse Deer."
3. They were wearing thick glasses with black frames.
4. They were really good at math.
5. Their tails were on sideways.

34 posted on 09/17/2013 7:44:10 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Slings and Arrows

Leopard and mouse deer...lunch

35 posted on 09/17/2013 7:56:35 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

A little rare for my taste.


36 posted on 09/17/2013 8:20:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

37 posted on 09/17/2013 8:44:38 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Fred Nerks

Leopard skin.....coat


38 posted on 09/17/2013 8:46:21 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

LOL!


39 posted on 09/17/2013 8:47:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: nickcarraway

Probably all the “fun-sized” ones were sold-out...


40 posted on 09/18/2013 12:23:20 PM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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