Farang leopard owner "prowling" inside the house as reporters visit
Thai caption: Leopard as a "guard cat"
Reporters from 77kaoded went to the house in Na Jomtien in the Pattaya area where a Thai woman and her foreign husband are keeping a leopard.
Yesterday the couple were slammed for keeping a dangerous pet.
But a visit from the "Wild Hawk" animal authorities on Monday and police showed it was all legal. The couple have two leopards and one is being treated for sickness in Chiang Mai. They moved to the Pattaya area last week to a rented house.
The fully grown leopard at the Pattaya house is a four year old called Typhoon who animal rights activist Edwin Wiek described as potentially dangerous.
They have been ordered to complete documentation about the animals at a Sri Racha office and improve the fence security at the property. But they were allowed to keep the leopard.
Yesterday the 77kaoded reporters were not let in by someone they described as looking after the house. No further details could be revealed, they were told.
They said that there was a high fence all around the property and that the foreign man who is the wife of Nitaya Isarasin was "prowling about inside the house" as their reporters took pictures outside.
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