Sunday, September 17, 2006

India: Leopard caught, taken to veterinary hospital

Kalpetta, Sept. 17 (PTI): A tired and sickly leopard which strayed into a forest-fringe village near here was caught by people and taken to a veterinary hospital today.

The leopard was first sighted behind a house at Palakkuni near Sultham Batheri. Though the villagers initially became panicky, they soon realised that the animal was suffering from some disease.

The forest authorities were informed and the feline was bound by throwing a rope noose around its neck and feet.

The leopard was later taken to the Veterinary College at Pookkode, where it was kept under observation, a wildlife official said.

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/ 004200609172069.htm

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