Kundapur: Sixth leopard caught after 22 days of laying trap

Silvester D’Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (MS)

Kundapur, Oct 2: Leopard menace continued unabated in a farm that was close to Sri Nandikeshwara temple, an anganawadi centre, a school and a residential area for the past six years. However, the forest officials have successfully caught the sixth leopard on Sunday.

Public are concerned due to the continuous sighting of leopards in this vicinity. Forest department laid a trap on September 8. Kundapur zonal forest officer Kiran Babu, deputy officer Uday, Thekkatte gram panchayat vice-president Sanjeeva Devadiga and PDO Sunil visited the spot.

This is the sixth leopard that was caught by the forest officials in the past four years. A leopard was sighted during daylight that attacked cattle, dogs and other domestic animals.

The first leopard was caught in August 2018. Subsequently in 2019, three leopards were caught and in April 2022 one more was trapped by the forest officials.

Locals are concerned about the constant sighting of the big cat as there is a school, a temple and an anganawadi centre nearby. More than 50 houses are there in the area. Villagers continue to be concerned about the leopard attacks and are urging the forest department to find a permanent solution to this issue.




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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Hallo Langooji,nice to hear from you after long.Cheetah s are not other variety . Now leopards are more in numbers.We will send two to Pakistan ,two to USA where people will find it cute ?Find someone who is ready to have it as piece! Ambassador

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Very dangerous

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  • Dam, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 02 2022


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    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    The wild cat population is on the rise due to the save tiger program. We need to make sure that there is adequate food for the wild animals. Otherwise they may stray into towns and villages and may pose a threat to ordinary citizens. One way of making sure is to go to the forest and feed the wild cats with meat, I heard they do that in south African jungles. We need to however conserve our tiger population because they are a protected animal. I am sure we can achieve that .

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    People, Modiji brought 8 Cheetah's from Namibia on his Birthday .... he was posing with them with a Cowboy hat like his own children...we have too many Leopards in Udupi-Mangalore region ....we could send some of these to Pakistan during Modij's next 'Birthday'.....As 'Peace Ambassadors'..... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • hussein, mangaluru

    Sun, Oct 02 2022

    Langoori achaar kha khakar bheje ka raitha ban gayela hai bheedu!

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