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Leopard caught in Kundapur taluk

Last Updated : 07 December 2019, 19:42 IST
Last Updated : 07 December 2019, 19:42 IST

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Forest department officials successful captured a three-year-old male leopard at Guddattu in Kundapur on Friday night.The staff of the forest department had set up a cage to trap the leopard after it was sighted prowling in Yadadi-Mathyadi.

Residents had complained to the forest officials as the big cat had devoured many cows in the village.

Shankaranarayana Range Forest Officer Chidanandappa led the team that had been attempting to capture the leopard for the past one week.Finally, a dog was kept as the bait. The leopard, which picked up the scent of the bait, walked straight into the trap.

The leopard was very ferocious even after its capture.The animal was later released into a reserve forest area. after conducting a thorough health check-up.

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Published 07 December 2019, 17:40 IST

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