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Leopard on prowl for 40 days trapped

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

A leopard, for over a month creating a nightmare among residents of villages surrounding range, fell into a trap set up by the forest department Wednesday, officials said.

The was trapped in a cage kept near Karadimadai village, they said.

The villagers of Karadimadai, Molapalayam and Madukarai had been living in fear following the straying of the big cat which had reportedly killed several goats of them in the last 40 days, the officials said.

Based on complaints, the forest personnel kept the cage at Karadimadai to trap the animal.

The was later released into the deep jungles.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 19:00 IST