Leopard holed up at farmhouse in Hassan

Leopard holed up at farmhouse in Hassan

Tense moments prevailed when a leopard entered a house at a farmhouse on the outskirts of Gollarahosahalli village in the taluk on Thursday. Efforts are on to trap the big cat.

Cattle are sheltered in the farmhouse owned by Mayannagowda of the village. Mayannagowda and his father Channegowda noticed the animal in the morning. They then rushed out of the house.

Forest department personnel arrived at the spot and placed a cage at the entrance. Nets were also brought in for the operation to capture the big cat. 

Efforts to shoot a tranquiliser at the leopard failed. A dog was kept inside the cage as a bait, but did not help in catching the leopard. 

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