Thursday, April 06, 2006

Occupational Hazards

The next time you're tempted to moan about your job, stop for a moment and be thankful that you're not working on an Indian tea plantation. While you might have to contend with such hassles as a pain in the ass boss or a loudmouth boring you at the water cooler, chances are you'll never have to worry about being attacked by a leopard.

Which is exactly what happened to a worker at the Kalchini tea estate recently. The man is in the hospital with back and chest injuries after being attacked by the leopard, which was scared off by other workers using "crackers".

Credit to the Indian papers for this one, as well as the Tea News From Darjeeling Area site, a good resource for tea news from this part of the world.

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