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Leopard caught in trap near Kinnigoli; shifted to Pilikula

Leopard caught in trap near Kinnigoli; shifted to Pilikula

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Feb 28, 2015 : Residents of Mulki who were living in fear since the past several  months owing to a leopard which was on the prowl in the area, have  now  heaved a sigh of relief as the  big cat has been trapped.   Locals said the leopard was found caught in a trap laid by some people  using roots of some trees at Elinje Shuntipady hilly area near Kinnigoli on February 27, Friday morning.


Villagers say they had spent sleepless nights ever since the leopard was first spotted in the area nearly 18 months ago along with its two cubs. The leopard was later seen several times in the area and  had taken toll on several domestic animals as was evident from them disappearing mysteriously,

On Friday, the leopard was freed from the trap after injecting it with tranquilisers by an anesthetist and veterinarian who were summoned to the spot by the Moodbidri forest officials.

The leopard was later shifted to Pilikula. With regard  its two cubs, forest officials say the cubs might have been separated from its mother as they are grown up by now.

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