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Leopard climbs up electric pole, gets electrocuted in Nizamabad district of Telangana

The people of Mallaram Gandi, on the outskirts of Nizamabad, noticed the leopard hanging dead from the electric pole near a water body.

Published: 03rd July 2017 08:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2017 08:15 PM   |  A+A-

Carcass of the leopard in Nizamabad district of Telangana. (Satish Babu | EPS)

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: A leopard climbed up an electric pole and got electrocuted in Nizamabad district of Telangana.

The people of Mallaram Gandi, on the outskirts of Nizamabad, noticed the leopard hanging dead from the electric pole near a water body.

Forest officials switched off power supply and brought the carcass down. A vet came by to perform an autopsy and the body was burnt.

A forest official said it is not unknown of leopards climbing up to high perches either looking for prey or escaping from a bigger predator. They said nearly eight leopards have been sighted in and around Nizamabad.

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