Deer strays into city, mauled by dogs

Deer strays into city, mauled by dogs

Following attack by a pack of stray dogs, one-year-old female deer was found dead in the city on Thursday.

The deer which had collapsed, was found with bite injuries at Huyilalu village on the outskirts of the city around 8.30 am. It was immediately shifted to Aranya Bhavan at Ashokapuram. The animal however succumbed to the wounds later at 11 am.

DCF (Territorial), Mysuru, V Karikalan told Deccan Herald, that he had received information about the deer from Yelwal police station as Huyilalu villagers had informed the station about the incident.

“Soon the Forest personnel were rushed to the spot and the animal was treated with first aid after being shifted to Aranya Bhavan. However, all our efforts proved futile,” he said. The deer had sustained injuries on its neck, abdomen and hind legs.

From Chikkanahalli forest
Karikalan said that the animal may have strayed out of Chikkanahalli forest area that comes under State forest near Yelwal, where there is a habitation of both herbivores and carnivores.

Veterinarian Dr Nagaraj who tended to the animal said that since it was wounded badly, chances of its survival were bleak. This is the second such incident in the recent past, following the Srirampura incident that was reported a few months ago.

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