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Leopard trapped in cage

By Our Staff Reporter

UDHAGAMANDALAM, FEB. 4. A leopard fell into a trap set up by forest officials at Kuruthukuli near here to catch a tiger, which had killed a woman.

According to forest officials, following the killing of Kalluamma (55), a widow, when she, along with three other women of the village, was collecting firewood inside the Governor Shola range of the Wenlock Downs reserve forest on January 24, a cage with a live bait was kept close to Kuruthukuli.

It is believed that the carnivore must have fallen into a trap during the wee hours today.

Forest officials rushed to the spot along with a veterinarian, who tranquillised the animal aged eight years.

With the help of the villagers it was shifted to another cage and taken to the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and released there.

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