Mum fought leopard with bare hands after beast ran off with son, 6, in its jaws

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A brave mum fought a leopard with her bare hands in an effort to save her six-year-old son from the beast’s jaws.

Kiran was sitting next to a fire outside her hut in the village of Badi Jhiriva, Madhya Pradesh, India – which is located very close to Sanjay Gandhi National Park – waiting for her husband to return, unaware that a leopard was watching them.

Her children were close by – with the youngest in her lap, while six-year-old Rahul and two other siblings sat next to her.

In a flash, the big cat jumped out from the shadows, caught Rahul in its jaws and ran off, Times of India reports.

Kiran immediately handed the baby to one of her other children, ordered them to go inside the hut and chased after the leopard.

She caught up with the hungry creature and found it sitting in some bushes, with its paws resting on Rahul.

The mother claims she lunged at the leopard, grabbed her child and pulled with all her strength to wrestle him free.

The animal seemed to be taken by surprise, allowing Kiran to successfully get her son back.

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Both mother and child came out of the ordeal injured, with Rahul sustaining deep claw and fang wounds, but ultimately both were safe in the end.

In other news, a 12-year-old boy was attacked by a monster crocodile which chomped on his its and dragged him under water while on holiday in Mexico.

Charlie Buhl underwent several operations in a Cancun hospital and doctors heroically managed to save his leg by stapling the open skin flap.

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