Leopard on prowl, Shamli on alert

  • | Thursday | 7th December, 2023

Shamli: The forest department has issued an alert in the Yamuna Khadar region here after a leopard was spotted roaming in the fields. While there are no reports of attacks on humans or animals, an advisory was issued to villages in Shamli, asking people to exercise caution. The leopard was first spotted three days ago by farmers in their fields near Bhadi Koriyan village.A forest department team on the spot could not find conclusive evidence of the animal having been there and no action was taken.On Tuesday, farmers working near Subri village shot a video of the leopard and shared it with authorities, prompting action by police and forest department sofficials. A trap was set in Subri, but the animal could not be captured. Late Tuesday night, there were reports of a leopard roaming on a road near Azizpur village. Regional forest officer Krishna Kant said the video shared by the villagers confirmed the felines presence in the area. "The department is making efforts to capture it. As a precautionary measure, an alert has been issued in villages of the district," he said.We also published the following articles recentlyDelhi: Forest officials use drone to spot leopard at Sainik FarmsThe forest department employed a drone to search for a leopard that has strayed into Sainik Farms. Patrol teams, including staff from all forest divisions, police, and NGOs, have been increased for the operation. Residents have been asked to stay indoors for safety. The leopard has been spotted twice, but no fresh sightings were made on Sunday. If the animal is not found within 48 hours, a decision will be made accordingly. The forest department is taking measures to capture the leopard, which is known to reside in the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.Leopard spotted in Delhis Sainik Farm areaA leopard was sighted in the Sainik Farm area of Delhi. The Forest Department quickly responded to a complaint and deployed a team. They have placed a cage to capture the leopard and ensure the safety of the residents.Elusive Leopard Causes A Spot Of Bother, Camera Traps Put In PlaceCamera traps and a white net were used to fence off parts of Sainik Farms where a leopard has been spotted. The forest guards installed camera traps to monitor the leopard, without searching for it in the forest. The area is close to the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary and Tilpati Valley Biodiversity Park. The aim is to help the leopard move away from human habitation. Local volunteers are assisting the forest department in handling the situation.

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