Saturday, January 02, 2010

Leopard trapped in snare, dies

Leopard trapped in snare, dies
Times of India
Print Edition

A leopard died of strangulation after it got caught in a trap set up in a farm of Amreli village on Amreli village on Friday. Forest department has arrested the farmer and booked under the Wildlife Protection Act.

According to officials of Amreli range forest department, the three-year-old leopard was found dead in Dhar village of Babariya taluka in Amreli district on Friday morning.

"Investigations showed that the animal was caught in a snare trap made of wire in the orchard of Mohammad Vithal Devipujak, a local of Dhar village. When the leopard tried to escape, the wire tightened around its necking killing it on the spot," a forest official said. Mohammad told foresters that he had laid such traps along she border of his orchard to keep wild animals away.

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