Saturday, January 19, 2013

Leopard rescued from Junagadh village

Leopard rescued from Junagadh village
Times of India By Vijaysinh Parmar

The forest department officials have rescued leopard from Mithapur village in Veraval taluka of Junagadh district after local residents' complaints to forest department.

Mithapur village sarpanch Raju Solanki said that villagers were living in fear after they learnt that leopard is roaming around their farms.

After the complaint received from the local villagers, forest department officials placed cages to nab leopard and caged the wild cat. "The leopard was sent to animal care center in Sasan(gir)'' said forest official.

Earlier, few weeks ago, leopard had entered into the Somnath Society in Veraval town of Junagadh district. The leopard was spotted in newly constructed house in Somnath society and nearby resident got worried. Later on, local residents informed to forest department and they rescued the leopard and sent the wild cat to animal care center in Sasan (Gir).

Sources said that as many as 12 people, mostly children were killed by leopard in Junagadh and Amreli district since last 12 months.

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