NIMAPARA : Domestic animals were found injured in Janara village under Nimapara block of Puri district on Friday night. Two calves and three goats, owned by two villagers, were injured by wild animals.
Hearing some noises, a villager went to his cow shed and found a goat and a calf missing.
He informed other villagers and they went round the village to search for the animals. At around the same time, another villager Gadadhar Parida found two goats and one calf missing from his shed. Pug marks were seen near both the sheds.
Suspecting that the animals were picked up by either wolves or stray dogs, the villagers went inside the forest nearby and found the animals lying injured. They also saw a wild animal escaping into the forest.
Villagers informed the forest officials about the incident on Saturday.Similar incidents were reported from another village a few days back. Villagers are not letting their animals to graze in the forest after the incidents.