MYSURU: A tigress was found dead near Muthurayanaswamy Temple at Anechoukuru range of Hunsur forest division on Wednesday. The big cat, aged about 7-8 years, is suspected to have died after consuming a russel viper, a venomous snake.
This is the second tiger death reported in a span of two days in Mysuru district. On Tuesday, a 12-year-old tiger was found dead reportedly due to age factor at Hulikalbetta in Nagarahole forest.
Hunsur forest division DCF Balachander also confirmed that it’s a natural death and samples have been sent to Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary Biologicals, Bengaluru, to ascertain the cause of death. He said during postmortem, russel viper, pangolin scales and nails of sloth bear were found in the tiger’s stomach.