In August 2012, a Leopard was shot in northern Somaliland. The circumstances of this incident are as usual somewhat unclear, but Mohamed's following account summarizes events taken place on 26 August 2012 about 20 km northeast of Borama.
A male Leopard attacks a flock of sheep and allegedly kills four of them. Shortly afterwards two men approach the scene. The Leopard attacks and injures them. More people gather, and a group of about ten armed men try to hunt the Leopard down using about 60 (!!) rounds of bullets to shoot him. Another person is slightly injured during the course of events and taken to hospital together with his injured friends.
When Mohamed visits the location he does not see any carcass of the sheep, which are usually guarded by children only. The remaining men are in the process of skinning the Leopard, and everything is back to normal, i.e. to business: they ask Mohamed how much he would pay for the skin.