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Leopard walks into Nainital hotel room, breaks glass, creates panic

After a bear — which reportedly came from a nearby jungle — was found swimming in the Naini lake earlier this month, a leopard created a furore in the hill town early on Sunday as it walked into a hotel after breaking a glass window.

The animal reportedly entered a room occupied by a couple in the hotel in the Tallital area at around 4.30am. When an alarm was raised, the big cat rushed into the bathroom attached to the room from where it escaped through the ventilation window after a couple of hours. Sumit Rathore, 31, the guest into whose room the animal had crept in, told TOI that he was awakened by the sound of shattering glass. "To my horror, I felt something moving on my bed.

 It was then that I saw the leopard, which immediately ran inside the bathroom. Even though I was shocked and scared, I quickly jumped out of bed and locked the bathroom door," he said.