Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It’s raining leopards in Junagadh.

Express News Service

Junagadh, August 13: Life may have come to standstill in Junagadh district due to heavy rains, but two leopards, which took shelter in houses located in Gir created quite a stir last week. No casualties have, however, been reported and rescue operations have been termed successful. Meanwhile, the carcass of a leopard cub has been found near Sankhada village. However, a leopard, which fell into a 55-feet-deep well at Kalsari village has been rescued. The two leopards that strayed into villages in search of food, were caught and shifted to Sasan forest headquarters. Narad Barad, a resident of Arnej village in Kodinar taluka found a leopard in his house when he woke up on Thursday. He immediately vacated the house and informed the forest officials. In a separate incident in Mundia-Ravni village near Visavadar town, another leopard entered a house on Friday, which was caught by the forest officials.


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