Leopard falls in green slime, climbs ladder to escape

May 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM ET

You probably wouldn't look too happy either if you'd fallen into that stuff!

A wild leopard that fell into a slime-covered water tank at an Indian tea estate was rescued by wildlife officials who lowered a ladder into the tank. 

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A wild leopard reacts after it fell into a water reservoir tank at a tea estate in Sangatram, some 30 kms from Siliguri, in West Bengal, India on May 28, 2012.

Clinging on to the ladder the leopard made a sharp exit, no doubt making a vow to watch its step in future.

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An official from the Sukna Forest rescue team at the Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary assesses the situation.
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The leopard escapes by climbing up a ladder put in place by the wildlife sanctuary team.