Nimesh Khakhariya | TNN | Updated: Jun 15, 2018, 19:25 IST RAJKOT: A one and a half-year-old male leopard was rescued by forest officials after over an hour of hard work from a farm in outskirt of Vavdi-Adri village, six kms from Verval town in Gir Somnath district on Friday.
According to forest department, the leopard entered into farm of Bhagvanbhai Ramabhai Solanki on Friday early morning. It was spotted by farmer and his family members when they arrived there in the morning. The leopard was seen hiding inside a small room, a place for keeping farm equipment.
Villager had locked the leopard inside a room.
Fearing an attack, locals locked the leopard inside the room. The farmers later informed forest department, who arrived there within 30 minutes. A beat guard said, “it was difficult to open the door because leopard was already very scared and possibly could have attacked."