Published: Monday February 11, 2013 MYT 6:21:00 PM
Updated: Monday February 11, 2013 MYT 8:20:57 PM
Leopard attacks plantation worker
GUA MUSANG: An Indonesian plantation worker received 50 stitches for injuries on the chest, buttock, arms and head after being attacked by a leopard at Felda Perasu here on Sunday.
The victim, Alip Abil, 33, was at work with six other people in the Felda oil palm plantation at about 8.30am when he heard the roar of a tiger and in a split second found a leopard clawing at him.
"My colleagues helped by poking sharp sticks into the leopard's mouth to make it release its grip on me," he said Monday when met at the workers' quarters after seeking treatment at the Gua Musang Hospital.
His friend, only known as Nuradi, 27, said the leopard became more aggressive and turned on him when he poked the beast with a sharp piece of wood, but he managed to fight it back with the wood.
"I initially thought Alip was attacked by a wild boar, and then saw that it was a leopard," he added. - Bernama