Leopard captured in Central Kashmir

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Budgam: After the ‘failure’ of Wild Life Department to inject a leopard with tranquilizers, a civilian came to their help who in a daring act climbed on top of the tree and after doing the job handed over the semi-unconscious leopard to the department.

The incident occurred in Levdara Beerwara area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday morning. 

According to eyewitnesses, a leopard was found strolling in the area and when people chased the big cat, it climbed on top of the tree. The locals informed the police who contacted Wild Life Department.

  “A team from Wild Life Department arrived on the spot and tried to target the leopard with tranquilizers. After their unsuccessful attempts, a local Bilal Ahmed Malik climbed on top of the tree and injected it with tranquilizers. To the much amusement of the crowd, the local youth came down from the tree with semi-unconscious leopard on his back,” said an eyewitness.

A Wild Life Department official who was on spot said that leopard will be released in ‘Animal Territory’. He said they are thankful to the local youth for his support and assistance.

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