Leopard found dead

Fight between two beasts suspected to be cause

Leopard found dead

The leopard that was found dead near Kodi Durgamma temple on the outskirts of Gudekote village in the Kudlagi taluk on Monday. dh photo

The leopard is suspected to have died after a fight with another leopard as villagers say they heard roaring of the two animals throughout the night.

Farmers said they found the leopard with serious injuries dead in the morning.
Gudekote is surrounded by a hilly terrain, which is home for bears, foxes and leopards. Villagers say that bear attacks are common in the region, when the animals come down to drink water.

Forest officer Thippeswamy, who visited the spot, said there were tell-tale signs of a struggle between the two animals and the injuries on the carcass also confirmed this. The dead leopard was about seven years old and was six feet long. “It seems that the other leopard was much bigger and stronger,” Thippeswamy said.

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