Saturday, July 05, 2014

Two leopards found dead in Junagadh

Two leopards found dead in Junagadh
The Times of India

Two leopards have died unnatural deaths in two separate incidents reported from Junagadh district on Sunday.

According to sources, a leopard was found dead near 11kv power distribution line on outskirts of Umrethi village in Talala taluka. Preliminary investigation suggests that the leopard had died due to electrocution. Forest officials suspect that it may have tried to hunt a prey and touched the power supply line accidentally.

In another case, a leopard was found dead in a well in Langodara village in Maliya-Hatina taluka. Sources said that Govind Dharecha, a farmer, got suspicious after finding some bad smell emanating from the field. On inquiry, he saw the leopard's body in 100-feet deep well. Leopard may have fallen into the well two days ago.

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