Operation to nab tiger continues

Jan 4, 2018

 Mysuru: After eluding foresters for a week, the tiger which is prowling around the fringes of Nagarahole Tiger Reserve was spotted on Wednesday.
The tigress was spotted in a cotton field at Antare Santhe, 2 km from the tiger sanctuary. The operation was called off in the evening. Foresters will launch the drive to capture it on Thursday morning.

The tigress is believed to be eight years old. It was limping when it was sighted suggesting that it is injured and hence looking for easy prey outside the forest.

Sources said the tigress was sighted in the afternoon when it ventured out of the wooded area. But it took shelter in the field. Following the sighting, the staff patrolling the area, rushed to the site. Five elephants including veteran Arjuna and Abhimanyu were brought to the spot while the foresters were trying to keep the public away from the big cat.

No Bandipur safari till Jan 13

The safari in Bandipur Tigre Reserve will be stopped from Sunday and will resume on January 14. Bandipur director Ambadi Madhav on Wednesday said the safari is being stopped due to the tiger census at the sanctuary. The census is taken up at all tiger reserves simultaneously between January 1 and 13.