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Releasing wild animals is often seen as lovely, beautiful moment – and it is.

But, depending on the animal you are setting free, it can also be tragic and devastating.

The two men in this video were releasing a leopard back into the wild.

One man couldn’t help himself and thought it would be fun to poke the caged animal a few times before the cage door opened.

Bad idea. The cat lunges out of the cage and heads straight for him!

The cat was much stronger, and he couldn’t get away fast enough, and he was scratched open.

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The man did survive the attack but learned a lesson most of us already knew.

Karma has a way of taking care of the stupid, mean, and heartless things you do.

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