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Forest officials trap leopard that entered a house in the Nilgiris


Udhagamandalam: A leopard that entered a house at Pattavayal in Pandalur taluk in the Nilgiris was trapped in a cage by means of forest officials after a four-hour operation on Tuesday.
Back house after a few days, Rayan got the shock of his lifestyles when he heard a growl on opening the entrance door. The house had remained locked when he was away. He called his neighbour Naushath, who checked the house and found the leopard under a cot. It had entered the house by means of breaking a window at the rear.

Rayan immediately informed forest officials, following which forest vary officer Manoharan and a group of forest guards and watchers rushed to the spot. Local police group of workers had been also referred to as for assistance.

Tension prevailed at Pattavayal village and local other folks flocked to the spot to watch the rescue operation.

The forest officials sealed the damaged window, but may just not proceed past that; to tranquillize the leopard, a veterinarian is wanted. The Nilgiris district, which has about 54% forest cover and homes the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, does not have a forest veterinarian for the previous two years.

The forest officials had no option but to take a look at and capture the animal by means of putting a cage.


The forest vary officer stated the door of the room where the leopard was lying was opened and a cage positioned at the entrance. The forest officials waited for over 4 hours for the leopard to return out of the room.


“We did not disturb the animal. We had been continuously monitoring it. After 4 hours the leopard was stuck in the cage,” stated the forest authentic. “Keeping the public away was difficult.”


The caged leopard might be brought to the Gudalur department forest place of business. The animal would be treated for minor wounds it sustained whilst breaking the glass window. Releasing the leopard into the wild would be decided by means of higher officials, the forest authentic stated.




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