The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column-inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Curated by Carl Marshall and Olivia McCarthy
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
NEWSLINK: Leopard strays into residential colony of Junagadh, rescued
Leopard strays into residential colony of Junagadh, rescued
A leopard strayed into residential area of Junagadh city on Thursday but the big cat was rescued by forest department before it could come in conflict with human beings.
Family members of Ashok Gadhvi, a resident of Housing Colony near Bahauddin College, found a “dog-like animal” hiding under their large cupboard and called up neighbours. However, they immediately informed police soon after realising that the animal was a leopard.
“We got alert at around 11 am that the leopard had been stranded in a flat on the ground floor of the colony. Veterinarians of Sakkar Baugh Zoo tranquilised the big cat and it was taken to the zoo. No human injury is reported,” range forest officer (RFO) of Junagadh Dungar Sought, Parbat Maru said.
Incidentally, Junagadh city is located in the shadow of mount Girnar which is part of Girnar Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to a number of leopards and endangered species of Asiatic lions. A leopard had strayed into official residence of the district superintendent of police of Junagahd a month ago.
- See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/leopard-strays-into-residential-colony-of-junagadh-rescued/#sthash.KA64cuS3.dpuf