Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Group of six lions kills 11 cattleheads


Group of six lions kills 11 cattle heads

Indian Express By Sibte Hussain Bukhari

Junagadh, December 22 A Group of six lions, reportedly roaming in the revenue area, went on a rampage in the outskirts of Sukhpur village on Friday, killing 11 domestic animals. The incident occurred on Sukhpur-Dalkhania road in an area adjoining the forest near Dhari in Gir East forest division.

Reports said that over six lions were seen roaming in the outskirts of the village. They later attacked grazing cattle and killed 10 goats and a calf on the spot. A cattle owner, Bhaya Bharwad, managed to escape unhurt.

The attack by the predators created havoc among shepherds and farmers working in the fields. According to the villagers, the lions had reached very close to the human habitat. Later, village Sarpanch Yousuf Juneja informed forest officials. However, by the time they reached the spot, the group of lions had disappeared.

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