Saturday, May 19, 2012

Leopard found dead in Little Rann.

TNN May 15, 2012, 11.09PM IST
RAJKOT: A six-year-old leopard was found dead in Little Rann of Kutch on Monday night.
According to sources, salt pan workers found the leopard's body, some three km inside Kharaghoda village in Patdi taluka of Surendranagar district, and informed the forest officials.
Forest department officials said that leopard died in a vehicle accident in the Rann.
"We rushed to the spot as soon as we got the information. There are number of trucks running inside the Little Rann for transporting the salts and one of the vehicles may have hit the wild cat. The injuries suggest this," said an official.
Sources say that leopards accidentally come into the Little Rann and nearby villages. It is not their natural habitat. "We assume that leopard may have come from Halvad or Dhrangdhra area where leopards are spotted regularly. Just two months ago, a leopard was spotted in Jesda village in Dhrangdhra taluka. Leopards are also found in sugarcane fields in Halvad," said the official.
Last year, a leopard was found dead near Bubvana canal in the Little Rann.
"Since last few days, there were rumors about the presence of a leopard in this area but given the spread of this region, nobody could spot the wildcat and finally it was found dead on Monday night,'' officials said.

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