A spine chilling CCTV footage showing a female leopard along with its cub snatching away a 42-kg Rottweiler from a bungalow on Ghodbunder Road, Thane in Mumbai last week on August 6. This horrific video has become viral showing the big cat on the prowl on the property of Santosh and Aarti Gupta. The footage showed the mother leopard move towards kennel of one-year-old Rottweiler Cocoa as her cub stared into the camera. Also Read: LOL! Leopard Enters Lady’s Bedroom, Goes to Sleep Watching TV.

The horrifying incident came to the notice of Aarti and Santosh when they checked the CCTV footage later after not finding their pet Rottweiler in the house on August 7 morning. The decomposed carcass of the year-old Rottweiler Cocoa was found 1km in the forest behind the property on Sunday. Aarti was completely heartbroken over the loss of their pet and has not broken the news to their three-year-old daughter. She blamed the Thane forest department for not paying heed to their constant requests to install a fence on the forest’s perimeter. Also Watch: Leopard sings “who let the dog out!”: Watch this dog chase a leopard away in Borivali.

According to the residents, this is not the first time such a gory incident took place in the area. They have claimed that this is the fourth instance of when a leopard snatched away their pet dogs since the past two months. Around 8-9 stray dogs have also been reportedly missing. The residents of this area in Thane are now contemplating on erecting an electric fence around their property.