A dog within a house in Mumbai, India was caught on camera scaring away a leopard, who was trying to figure out his way inside. In the CCTV footage, the family pet is sleeping when a strange movement outside wakes him up. When he raises his head, he realizes that it is a wild leopard pawing at the gate and starts barking incessantly in hopes of scaring him away. Fortunately, it works.
According to authorities, it is quite common for all sorts of wild animals to venture out to the residential areas in this part of India. The house in the video is located right beside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, which is one of the largest pockets of forest within a city. The National Park is home to many wild animals that particularly venture out during monsoon season in search of food.
Frightened residents of the area have filed complaints with forest authorities but so far little has been done to remedy the situation. Watch the CCTV footage of the leopard facing off with the dog below.