(CNN) -- A woman in India not only survived an attack by a leopard... she killed the animal using not much more than her bare hands!
56-year-old Kamla Devi is recovering in a hospital from wounds inflicted when the leopard mauled her. Devi says she was pulling water from a canal when the big cat suddenly pounced.
Armed only with a few farming tools, she says she struggled with the animal for nearly a half hour. Eventually, she overcame the leopard, bashing its head with a sickle.
Doctors say Devi is covered with bite marks, but they expect her to recover.
A 56-year-old Indian woman is recovering in hospital after killing a leopard that attacked her as she tended to her fields
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