Bantwal: Leopard that had turned nightmare for villagers trapped
Daijiworld Media Network - Bantwal
Pics: Kishore Peraje
Bantwal, Jul 11: A leopard that had strayed from the forests and had turned a nightmare for the villagers bordering the forest, was trapped in a cage in Chennaittody village in the taluk on Thursday July 11 morning.
The animal got trapped in Angadipalke Kulalu at Chennaittody.
It is learnt that the personnel of forest department arrived at the spot, took the leopard into their custody and carried it to Pilikula.
The leopard, which stealthily prowled in the agricultural fields belonging to a local named Madhava, had earlier feasted on some cows and calves.
Frustrated by recurring losses, Madhava had laid a trap in the form of a cage with a dog tied inside it, in consultation with forest department officials. The leopard, which was tempted to taste the dog, got trapped in the cage.
As soon as the news of the leopard having been caught spread, hundreds of villagers made a beeline to the spot to have a glimpse of the predator.