Bear cub captured in Baramulla
BARAMULLA: A pack of wild boars created panic among the local residents in Pehlipora area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district from past few days.
Official sources in the wildlife department said that they also received complaints from locals in Pehlipora area of Boniyar, Uri that a pack of wild boars are roaming in their locality, due to which a fear has been gripped among the general public.
“Yes we received several complaints from local people of Tehsil Boniyar, Uri that a pack of wild boars are roaming in their localities, on Monday late evening a group of boars seen on the banks of river Jhelum on Parniyan Bimyar road, and a local driver also captured a video clip and we also received it”. A senior wildlife official said.
He said that we informed our employees to be vigilant so that we can capture them.
He said, “it is not the first time, from past few years we are receiving the complaints of presence of these animals in the Uri area, last year one animal was killed by local people in a graveyard in Boniyar area while others escaped towards the nearby forest areas” he added.
The local people of the area said that the concerned department should take immediate steps to catch them; otherwise they will create a big problem in the locality.
It is mentioned here that such animals were seen in Rafiabad, Handwara and Kupwara areas in past year, and recently a group of animals were seen in Teetwal area of Kupwara when people chased them away.
Meanwhile, official sources in the wildlife department said that they captured a bear cub in Khanpora area of Baramulla on Monday and we released him in nearby forests on Tuesday so that he can meet his mother.