Another leopard caught from Kodinar in 20 days
Indian Express By Sibte Husain Bukhari
Junagadh, August 18 Leopard are increasingly entering villages and towns around the famous Gir Forest in Junagadh district. Just 20 days after a leopard was caught from Kodinar on July 25, a big cat was reported trapped in the populated area of the town on Monday morning.
Forest officers said the juvenile leopard, aged about three years, was trapped in an agricultural field, owned by one Vijay Jadav, a farmer, located near the Kodinar railway station. "Around 5 am, the leopard was trapped in a cage. It has now been shifted to the Gir forest," a forester said.
Dinesh Goswami, president of the Kodinar-based NGO, Prakriti Pariwar Trust, said: "Residents of the railway station and the adjoining area had reported repeated sightings of a leopard in the area. The residents had asked the forest department to cage the animal. The forest department officials set up a trap in the field two days ago and snared the big cat today."
He said people rushed to the spot to catch a glimpse of the animal as soon as news of its capture spread.