Thursday, February 11, 2010

Leopard captured in Amreli village , released into forests.

Press Trust of India
Tags : leopard captured, ahmedabad
Posted: Tuesday , Feb 09, 2010 at 2237 hrs

A leopard which strayed into a residential area of Khamba taluka village in Amreli district was captured and later released into the forest area, said Forest department officials on Monday.

The incident took place on Sunday in Bhadvankin village located on the outskirts of Gir Forest region, they said.

The big cat, which ventured out of the forest area apparently in search of food, was spotted by villagers.

Following this, a trap was laid to catch the leopard, they said. The animal was caught, made unconscious using a tranquiliser and later released into the forests, they added.

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