Hit by runaway vehicle, deer injured in Malur

Hit by runaway vehicle, deer injured in Malur

A deer was injured when an unidentified vehicle rammed it on Malur-Bangalore Main Road near Yeshwantpur village gate Tuesday night.

The Main Road passes through the 400-acre Yeshwantpur forest area, which is home for deer, peacocks, wild boars, bears and foxes. The animals tend to cross the road in search of water and food during night and there have been several accidents in the recent past.

On Tuesday night, the two-year-old male deer was hit by an unidentified vehicle and was grievously injured. Fortunately, residents spotted the injured animal and shifted it to the local veterinary hospital.

Forest Officer K Subba Rao said the animal will be shifted to Bannerghatta Biological Park for further treatment.

In the past six months, three deer were killed on this stretch. The incidents have increased over the past year due to the scarcity of water in the forest area. The animals tend to stray in neighbouring agricultural lands in the night in search of water. But ever since, farmers have begun to implement drip irrigation system, the animals tend to stray into the main road in search of water.

MC Halli Gram Panchayat member M P Chandrashekar urged the Forest department and the officers responsible to find a solution for this problem and protect the animals.

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