Monday, December 29, 2008

Stray tiger kills a cow this time

Stray tiger kills a cow this time

Express News Service Posted: Dec 29, 2008 at 0023 hrs

Faizabad: The stray tiger, which has been eluding Forest department officials for over a month now, has killed a cow in Sultanpur’s Manjhegoan forest range on Saturday.
It had also attacked Rajkaran, the owner of the cow, however, managed to escape.

The stray tiger had moved into the dense forest cover of Faizabad on Saturday. Sultanpur District Forest Officer Ram Kumar said the tiger had attacked a few domesticated animals and blue bulls, but had no information of any attack on a human being.

Kumar added: “For the last three days, the tiger had been roaming in Manjhegoan and Sansaarpur forest reserves. On Sunday, it moved to Rampur Janak forest reserve area of Faizabad after crossing river Gomti.”

Faizabad District Forest Officer O P Singh, who is camping in Rampur Janak forest reserve with wildlife experts, said: “We have prohibited the entry of human beings in the forest. We are trying to catch the animal with the help of sharp shooters and tranquiliser guns.”

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/stray-tiger-kills-a-cow-this-time/403978/

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