Sunday, February 25, 2007

India: Leopard believed to have killed 17 sheep, goats

Srinagar, Feb 23: A leopard killed 17 sheep and goat and injured four others in north Kashmir, an official spokesman said.

A leopard entered the cowshed of Gani Bakerwal at Burnate, Boniyar, in the north Kashmir district of Varmul late Thursday, the spokesman said.

However, before the leopard could be caught, he killed 15 sheep and two goat and injured four.

Leopard later escaped back into the nearby forest, he said.

About a dozen people have been killed by leopards in the Kashmir valley during the past six months. Two leopards were also killed by the people during the same period.

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