Animals Video

This is the tantalising moment a leopard trapped inside a house leaps at a rescue worker.

The incident, which was reported from a south Indian village, was followed by a 12-hour search mission to capture the leopard that had strayed into a populated neighbourhood.

The hair raising video shows the leopard climbing the roof of a house and lunging towards the rescue worker.

But the rescue worker manages to step away and jumps off the roof.

The wild cat had strayed into the village from a nearby forest range and hid in a cowshed. Hundreds of locals gathered as the rescue team made attempts to capture the animal.

After a 12-hour ordeal, the leopard was finally captured.