Combing ops for leopards begins at Mysuru airport

Combing ops for leopards begins at Mysuru airport

Combing ops for leopards begins at Mysuru airport

A combing operation was launched at the Mysuru Airport in Mandakalli on Wednesday for leopards and other wild animals, following the sighting of the animals on CCTVcamera, of late.

A few months ago a jackal and a wild boar were sighted on the airport premises while a leopard was seen on CCTV footage on Tuesday morning.

The jackal and wild boar were driven back into the forest with the help of the forest department officials. A team of forest officials carried out a combing operation for the leopard and other animals on Wednesday, but could not find any wild animal.

Officials said that since the airport is near the Chamundi Hill, amidst vast open spaces with shrubby vegetation, wild animals may enter premises.

However, a cage has been placed inside the airport to trap any stray animals. Though the airport premises is fully secured with walls and barbed wire fence, a tree adjacent to the compound and the drainage space for release of stormwater could be the possible entry points.

A video of a leopard and a porcupine moving on the Golf Club Road in the city went
viral on social media recently. A leopard had strayed into an apartment in JP Nagar, which was chased away by the residents a few days ago.

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