Mangaluru, June 26, 2020: In a shocking incident, 10 barking deers died and five suffered injuries in the Pilikula Nisargadhama on the outskirts of the city have fallen victim to stray dogs which attacked them on Thursday night.
Pilikula Biological Park Director H J Jayaprakash Bhandary said on Friday that the stray dogs had entered the Pilikula compound from near the dumping yard and had pounced on the barking deers. As most of the deer suffered injuries in their necks 10 of them have died while five injured are being treated. There are 40 barking deers in the biological park.
Nisargadhama, covering over 400 acres, on how the dogs gained entry into the park. The staff noticed a tree uprooted near the compound wall due to gusty winds. The dogs would have possibly entered into the park by climbing the uprooted tree.”
Presently, a retention wall is being constructed in the area and once that is complete the possibility of other animals straying into the Nisargadhama will be less.
Already, five dogs had been captured and relocated. In order to prevent such incidents, a decision has been made to remove such uprooted trees, raise the height of the compound wall and double the strength of patrolling staff, said Jayaprakash Bhandary.