Civet triggers leopard scare in Doddakallasandra

Civet triggers leopard scare in Doddakallasandra

Videos of the civet moving around were shared on social media with the claim that it was a leopard

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A civet was sighted in Doddakallasandra, off Kanakapura Road, South Bengaluru, on Tuesday, triggering a leopard scare in the area. 

Videos of the civet moving around were shared on social media with the claim that it was a leopard. 

Forest officials inspected the area and determined that the animal was a civet based on pug marks.

Citizens may have mistaken it for the leopard due to the similar texture of the fur, said a forest official who was part of the squad that scoured the area.  

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