MYSURU:Two adult leopards have been creating panic in and around Somnathpura village of T-Narispura taluk for the past three days. According to Forest officials, the big cats have killed a few stray dogs in the region recently.
T-Narsipura Range Forest Officer T Sunitha told Express on Monday that the leopards were sighted at a private plantation and a trap with a cage has been set up.The department set the trap after officials saw the pug marks of the leopards on Sunday. Sunitha said, “For the first time, leopards have been sighted in this part of the taluk. Usually leopards are sighted at two small hills of the taluk.”
She hoped the leopards will fall into the trap within a couple of days. Apart from stray dogs, there are no reports of cattle being killed, said the officer.A senior officer in the Forest Department said nowadays the incidents of leopards straying into villages are slightly on the rise. On Sunday, a leopard attacked a cow at Hebbalahadi village of Hunsur taluk. It also killed a dog before re-entering the forest.