Pampore: The Jammu and Kashmir wildlife department on Tuesday caught a leopard from Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The leopard, according to locals, was roaming in the area for many days and had created fear among residents.
Wildlife officials told Kashmir Reader that a male leopard was captured alive by a team of wildlife experts from Range Office Khrew in Munpora Wuyan village after local residents noted its movement in the residential areas, posing danger to their humans and livestock.
He told Kashmir Reader that a trap was laid in Munpora after local residents complained that there were leopards roaming in the area.
The leopard was captured without causing injury to anyone and was shifted to Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary.
Khurseed Ahmad, Range officer Khrew for wildlife a rescue team was sent to the spot and they found trails left behind by the leopards
“A trap was laid but for the first two days we were unable to capture any of the leopards,” Khursheed said, adding they used a lamb and a kid in the trap for attracting the leopards.
He said that next night at around 10:00 pm they trapped a leopard,’ and they succeeded in their effort,” he said adding our job is not over yet, still 3 leopards are roaming in the area and we are working to capture them,” he said.
He appealed to people of the area for not allowing their kids and women outside their houses after sunset till they capture these leopards.