The stuff of legend. Discovered on the way to a birding trip in Chopta.
The Leopard of Rudraprayag was a man-eater, notorious for having killed over 125 people.
The first victim of the leopard was from Benji village in 1918. For the next 8 years, village folk and townspeople alike were terrified of venturing alone at night on the road between the shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath, for it passed through the leopard's territory.
Cunning and ferocious, the leopard would break down doors, leap through windows, claw through the mud walls of huts and drag occupants out before devouring them. According to official records, the leopard killed over 125 people.The unofficial toll is probably higher.