Teams Mobilised, Traps Laid To Capture Animal: Officials

Srinagar: A leopard in Srinagar’s Rawalpora area is yet to be trapped even as the authorities at the Wildlife department on Thursday said the teams and traps have been laid to capture the animal.
A Wildlife officer said that the teams have already been deputed for the last three days and that all measures are in place to capture the animal.
“We have initiated the door-to-door campaign in the area on the advisory, cages, and darts while other needed measures are in place,” he said, adding, “We are monitoring it closely as the animal was spotted a week ago.”
Urging people to follow the advisory, the officer said that people should follow the advisory issued by the department.
It is not the first time that a leopard was spotted in Srinagar. The wild animal has been spotted many times in the district.
The wildlife authorities said the leopards have become urbanised and are learning to live with human landscapes as they are getting enough cover of food in the shape of dogs.

 

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