He said in past many animals succumbed after being rescued due to injuries external injuries during evacuation.
He said how long the animal was in the water since its falling in the reservoir was not known. But it took over three hours for the animal to understand the situation after ladder, logs and nets were thrown and finally it rode back to land to freedom again, Roy said.
He said the wild animals usually come in the vicinity of tea gardens and human habitation for prey like chicks, goats, cows and other pets.
Image: A wild leopard, which fell into a water reservoir tank, being rescued with the help of a net at a tea estate in Haskhowa near Siliguri on Wednesday, June 20, 2012