Bear captured after 8-hour effort, released into forest

A wild bear, which sneaked into the town on Friday night and created panic among a section of people for over eight hours, was finally caught by the forest officials and released into the nearby forest on Saturday.

Published: 29th September 2013 10:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th September 2013 10:54 AM   |  A+A-

A wild bear, which sneaked into the town on Friday night and created panic among a section of people for over eight hours, was finally caught by the forest officials and released into the nearby forest on Saturday. The bear did not attack/injure anybody.

The bear, which strayed into the town from a nearby forest , first went into police headquarters and SP office, from where it was chased away. The panicked animal then jumped over a compound wall into the district jail and from there it went to the nearby forest office.

When the watchman opened  the door on Saturday morning, the bear sneaked into the forest office. Officials rushed to the spot and bolted the  door trapping the bear inside.

Information regarding the bear reached wild life authorities in Warangal, who sent in a six-member team. Then, all the forest officials together tried to subdue the bear by tranquilising it. This only infuriated the animal which went on the rampage destroying the office furniture, almirahs, computers and printers. Then, around 2 pm, some of  them got on to the roof of the building and after removing some tiles there, fired some tranquilers into the animal and rendered it unconscious. They then tied it up with ropes, placed it in a cage and released it into the Kodimyal forest area.

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