One more Leopard captured in Budgam village: Officials
Bear captured in Handwara
Budgam: The Wildlife Department on Friday morning captured another Leopard alive in Kalshipora area of Khan Sahib in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
An official said that after getting information about the wild animal roaming near residential area, a team of Wildlife department officials reached the spot and captured it alive.
He said that the department has asked its men to remain alert at every place where from they receive information about roaming of leopards.
He said that they will take the captured leopard to safe place and set it free. (KNO)
Meanwhile, a black bear, which had created panic among several residential areas in Handwara for nearly a fortnight now, was captured in wee hours on Friday.
Officials from Wildlife Department said that they had received complaints of frequent movement of a black bear in Zachaldara and its adjacent hamlets in Rajwar area. A cage was installed three days before in the area and the beast trapped in it around 4:00 AM, they said.
The bear is being ferried to Dachigam Park, they further said.
The local inhabitants in the meantime hailed the efforts of department concerned for its action to trap the bear, saying that the beast had during last two weeks caused damage to livestock besides wrecking havoc to the orchards and standing crops even as posing an imminent threat to human lives particularly in and around Zachaldara area. (with inputs from KNO, GNS)