Tigress caught in Mysuru field; second in 24 hours
MYSURU: A tigress lurking outside Nagarahole Tiger Reserve was captured by forest department personnel in HD Kote taluk on Tuesday . The operation came within 24 hours of the capture of another tigress from neighbouring Bandipur which had attacked a woman at Dodda Baragi village in HD Kote. Nagarahole tiger reserve director S Manikandan told TOI the tigress was seen with a cattle kill by villagers on Sunday morning.The tigress had half-eaten its kill which the villagers removed soon after. “We began monitoring the movement of the wild animal three days ago. The tiger made a kill on Tuesday afternoon too. So, after discussing with senior officials, the permission to dart the animal was sought,” Manikandan said.
The tigress was found in a field at Naganahalli village near Taraka dam, fall ing under Antharasanthe forest range in HD Kote taluk. As news of the operation spread, hundreds of villagers from Naganahalli turned up, swamping the elephants carrying the gunmen and forest personnel scouring the field.There was fear, but excitement too. Villagers said the tigress had entered their village a month ago and was regularly killing cattle.Many were afraid to go to the fields as the big cat was lurking around.
Source: Times of India