As harvest season draws close, wild boar and monkeys feast in paddy, jowar and others
It was a battle for survival gone wrong for both prey and predator.
Raju, son of Yohannan Njeliyath, a farmer in Kodanchery, shot dead a wild boar that entered his farm on Wednesday night.
The forest department has issued an order permitting honorary wildlife wardens in local bodies to cull wild boars that raid crops and pose a threat to human lives.
The woman, unaware of the explosive, took it and pressed it to see what it was, when it exploded.
Senior BJP leader and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi has come out against the state government decision empowering local bodies to kill wild boars that destroy crops.
However, poisoning, electrocution or use of explosives to kill them will not be allowed.
Havildars Ashok Kumar, 35, and Mohandas, 36, died of electrocution from the trap kept for wild boar in the paddy field
The association is particularly miffed with the MP for referring in his letter to the pregnant elephant that was killed by a bait explosive in the Palakkad district.
When contacted, a senior official from the forest department said, "As per the law, we cannot kill the animal."
IndiGo Airlines on Tuesday issued a statement and said that by adhering to the standard operating procedures a major tragedy was averted.
Around 150 passengers on board a Hyderabad-bound IndiGo flight had a miraculous escape on Sunday night as the aircraft hit a wild boar just before it took off from Visakhapatnam airport.