Friday, March 12, 2010

One more leopard caught in Ishwariya

One more leopard caught in Ishwariya
Times of India
Print Edition

On the third consecutive day, forest officials in Veraval range of Junagadh district managed to trap the third leopard near Ishwariya village on Thursday early morning.

According to forest officials, the cages have been placed to nab leopards in the area, especially on the banks of Hiran River. Forest officials caught a six-year-old female leopard, which was sent to Sasan Gir. Resident of the area are scared ever since a leopard killed two women in Ishwariya village recently.

Farmers are harvesting sugarcane fields in Veraval-Sutrapada area. According to residents the fields are an ideal hiding place for leopards.

Despite the claim of deputy conservator of forests (Junagadh division) Anita Karne on Wednesday, that the leopard which had killed two women in the area has been caught and sent to Sakkarbaug zoo in Junagadh, residents are still apprehensive.

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