STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

It’s a leopard... no, a wild cat!

Panic gripped Varkala on Thursday following reports that a leopard had entered the area.

Published: 12th January 2018 01:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2018 07:18 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Panic gripped Varkala on Thursday following reports that a leopard had entered the area. The nerves were calmed only after the Forest Department confirmed it was a wild cat. Soon after the news spread that a leopard was sighted on the roof of a house near SN College, schools and colleges were given a holiday.

It was at 9 am that Sheeja, a housewife, staying behind the SN College, spotted the wild cat on the terrace. She had gone to the terrace to inspect the water tank. But seeing the animal, she mistook it for a leopard and set off an alarm. Soon, the neighbours gathered around. As the news spread, a lot of people from nearby places too reached the spot.

But the cat jumped the college compound and vanished among the bushes. The police were  called in immediately and the Forest Department alerted. People joined the police and the Forest Department officers in a thorough search of the whole compound. But there was no trace of the cat. Forest officers have decided to hold a detailed search of the area over the next few days.

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp