Shocking images show troubled two month old leopard pug tied up with his legs poked and munched by laughing villagers
- The leopard cub was bought for the children back to the village after being seen in the forest
- Villagers in the Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra, India, roughly pick up a cub
- A man is stroking tail while the leopard tries to growl and children smile for photos
Bryony Jewell for Mailonline
A two-month-old cub had his legs tied together with a rope while villagers played with them and posed for photos.
The leopard cub was spotted in a nearby forest and bought back to the village for the children to play in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra in India.
In the shocking video, the little cub is completely immovable and uncomfortable when a man knocks on his back and tries to get a response.
A man holds the leopard cub up for other villagers and children to see in Maharashtra, India
The cub tries to growl with the villagers, but can not move because the legs are tied together with the rope
Other people can be seen and heard around the animal as the cub tries to moan and to pop back at the man who urged him.
You can see that you open his mouth and try to growl while people continue to talk and film the incident on their mobile phones.
One man then strokes the tail of the leopard before another picks the cub up at his neck.
The cub can not make a noise while it is being held in the air and children rush to touch it and pose for a photo.
When he is placed on the ground, the cub tries to express his discomfort by moaning, but ultimately wails.
The video went viral and caused a furious reaction from people on social media.
People try to react the animal (left) by poking it and stroking the sad boy's back (right)
Several people laugh and laugh while the man shows off the immobile leopard in front of the camera
The video also reached the Indian forest department that saved the cub safely.
Extra curator of Forest Subhash Puranik said: "The location was identified on the basis of the language spoken in the video and our forest workers hastened to save the young.
We have safely secured the cub and we will release it in its habitat shortly after being checked by a veterinarian. & # 39;
However, it was not confirmed if a good case was registered against the villager who brought it from the jungle.