Udupi: Leopard creating panic trapped by forest department officials

Justin D'Silva

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Aug 5: A leopard got trapped in the early morning on Saturday, September 5, in the cage that was kept by the forest department at Vijayanagara Kodi of Manipal near here.

The leopard, which was being seen in the night in areas around Vijayanagara Kodi had created panic among the locals. It used to devour the calves, dogs and hens of the houses in the vicinity. As the menace of leopard was increasing day by day, people had stopped venturing out in the night.

Information of the leopard sighting in the night was passed on to the forest department, who promptly placed a cage to trap it and the leopard got caught in the same on the morning of Saturday. Two dogs were kept as bait for the leopard in the cage.

Municipal councillor of Saralebettu ward Vijayalaxmi Nayak, locals Divakar Naik, Uday and Ramesh coordinated with the forest department in the operation.





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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Sep 06 2020

    I find tigers and leopards are not meant to our present vacanity.They find no animals like before in present forest s.Preveously they would survive,thatswhy they seek where humans live,wastes and dogs etc .Many times they hunt cows calves dogs ,injure humans too.Best is they should leave them in western ghats,thick forests.

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  • abdulla, india

    Sat, Sep 05 2020

    Through out the nation:
    Forest department with Veterinarians should have
    Tranquilizing bullet : Guns to Tranquilize the Tigers/leopards/ cheetahs..etc.coming in stray .catch them alive and release back to forests.
    like in USA..

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Sat, Sep 05 2020

    abdulla, India, I fully agree with your comments. There is no doubt about it.

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  • prashanth Loyd DSouza, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sat, Sep 05 2020

    What was done later to leopard after it was trapped. Sending it back to forest would not help, keeping him in zoo and taming would be better idea.

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