Monday, 26 January 2015

NEWSLINK: Big Cat Caught After 6-hour Chase in Tumakuru District

By Devaraj B Hirehalli

Published: 06th January 2015 05:59 AM

TUMAKURU: After two weeks of living in fear, the people of Manganahalli, Huildore and other villages took it upon themselves to catch a leopard that had killed their cattle.

Forest officials said a one-and-a-half-year-old male leopard was spotted in Huildore and surrounding villages. It triggered panic in Huildore two weeks ago when it killed two sheep belonging to farmer Ranganna.

The villagers informed the Bukkapatna range forest officers, who placed a cage in Huildore. However, the leopard gave the cage a slip and started moving from one village to another. A few days ago it was spotted at Manganahalli in Sira taluk.

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