Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Search on to find dead lion's nails

Search on to find dead lion's nails
The Times of India

The forest department in Gir East division has launched a search to find out five nails of lion that was found dead in a farm in a village of Amreli district.

According to forest officials, the lion's body was found in a well on the outskirts of Gidardi village in Khambha taluka October 5.

The lion may have fallen into the well accidentally some 20 days ago, officials said.

Sources said its skeletal remains like hair, nails and some other parts body were recovered after a farmer Hakabhai found an bone in the well water.

"The lion's body was totally decomposed when it was fished out. We pumped out water from the well to find its skeletons and nails. Some nails were recovered but we are still searching for five nails in the well,said a forest official.

Sources said that there are many wells in agricultural fields that are open or uncovered with any parapet wall.

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