Villagers catch jackal, hand it over to officials

AFTER forest officials and a special team from Similipal National Park failed to capture the animal behind the mass killing of sheep in Niali area, the villagers of Dhiasithalo on Sunday caught a jack

Published: 10th July 2017 04:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2017 09:55 AM   |  A+A-

The captured animal

By Express News Service

CUTTACK: AFTER forest officials and a special team from Similipal National Park failed to capture the animal behind the mass killing of sheep in Niali area, the villagers of Dhiasithalo on Sunday caught a jackal and handed it over to Nandankanan Zoo.

The villagers, who searched Dhiasithalo Pata, spotted a group of jackals under a bush. While four of them escaped, the villagers captured a juvenile and handed it over to forest officials.
Phulnakhara Forest Range Officer Himansu Shekhar Mohanty said the animal, which is about five months old, was sent into Nandankanan Zoo.
9 sheep found dead in Bhanjanagar

Berhampur: After Niali, attack on sheep has been reported at Badapatha village in Bhanjanagar block of Ganjam district. Nine sheep were found killed and three others injured in the village.
The flock of sheep belonged to Balaram Gouda. On Sunday morning, when Balaram entered the shed, he found nine sheep dead with multiple injury marks.

One lamb was missing. Gouda searched for the lamb and found its carcass near a bush. Receiving information, Ghumusur North DFO Ramsway P, with his staff, rushed to the spot. Dr Dubhransu Patnaik, who conducted the post mortem of the sheep, said the flock was attacked by a wild animal.
Local revenue officials too reached the village. The forest officials assured the villagers that their staff will be deployed  to capture the animal.

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