Leopard locked inside Coimbatore godown stays away from traps, makes forest officers wait


The Tamil Nadu forest division has arrange two cages at each the entry and exit factors of an deserted godown at BK Pudur close to Kuniyamuthur in Coimbatore to seize a three-year-old leopard locked inside for practically three days.

CCTV footage on Tuesday confirmed the feminine leopard transferring in the direction of one of many cages however it moved away later, stated officers.

On Sunday evening, one of many employees, after recognizing the leopard contained in the godown, closed the principle door and alerted the officers who’ve been monitoring the actions of the leopard for one month.

Conservator of forests S Ramasubramanian informed indianexpress.com that that they had secured your entire constructing and the animal could be caught by Thursday on the newest because the animal has been disadvantaged of meals or water for the previous couple of days.

“The deserted godown was earlier used for the making of sanitary supplies. There are round six rooms and two primary entrances. We have now positioned cages on each entry and exit factors. A web has been put above the roof to verify the leopard doesn’t escape. A canine has been stored as stay bait to lure the leopard. It’s stored in a separate compartment contained in the cage to verify it isn’t attacked by the leopard. Meat and water are additionally stored within the different cage,” he stated.

Officers within the division stated the leopard may need reached the spot by means of the adjoining Madukkarai forest vary. They think that the animal may need been pushed to the boundary of the vary as a result of a territorial struggle with different leopards.

Ramasubramanian stated the animal may need grow to be cautious because of the noise from the close by residential areas ensuing within the delay of its seize.

“Yesterday evening it got here near getting into the cage however as a result of some hesitancy, it went again. We have now deployed 5 CCTV cameras and are intently monitoring its actions. We have now to take care of this calmly,” he added.


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