BENGALURU: A leopard snared by hunters was rescued in Chikkamagaluru district, while another leopard was trapped in a cage by the state forest officials in Kolar on Sunday.
A male leopard was snared in Chandregowda coffee estate in Basaravalli village of Chikkamagaluru forest division. The Aldur range staff found it trapped in a metal snare installed by the hunters. “The injured 6-7 years old leopard was tranquillized and treated by the vets from Hassan. It was later released in the Bhadra Tiger Reserve in Muthodi range,” said Ravindra, range forest officer.
Leopard strays into village, caught
In Arabikothanuru village falling under Kolar Rural police station limits, the forest officials trapped a leopard that had been causing scare in the surrounding villages for the last three to four months. They had installed an open cage near a hillock in the forest area into which the animal walked in on Sunday morning. Thousands of people flocked to the hillside to get a glimpse of the leopard that looked very scared and was roaring in confusion.With disappearing habitat, leopards have been straying to human settlements of late.