Thursday, June 28, 2012

Man eater leopard caged in Dudhala.

Himanshu Kaushik, TNN Jun 26, 2012, 06.40PM IST
AHMEDABAD: The forest department finally caged a man eater leopard who had created terror in the Dudhalal area after he killed a mentally unstable person who was sleeping along the road side.
Forest officials said that before a couple of days Haku Koli (42) was sleeping along the road side when he was attacked by the leopard. The leopard dragged him about 150 meters and took him in the nearby field where the animal killed Haku.
After this incident, the forest department was keeping a watch on the movement of the leopard and finally it decided to trap the leopard and bring it to the rescue centre. Since the leopard was spotted mainly in the field of Kantibhai, two cages with live bait were laid in the field.
On Monday night the leopard came close to the cage but left again in the wee hours, the leopard came close to the cage and entered one of the two cages. As soon as it entered it was trapped.
The man eater animal will now be kept in the rescue centre in Gir east where it would be treated and if every thing goes off smoothly the big cat would again be released in the wild, said a forest officer.

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