Tiger that killed livestock in Uttara Kannada captured

Udayavani Group, 20 December 2022, 15:27 IST

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Uttara Kannada: Forest department officials have captured the roaming tiger, which created panic in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district.

The tiger has been taken to the zoo by the forest authorities.

People of Ulavi village in Joida taluk were celebrating the development and praised the forest department’s efforts to capture the tiger.

Fear gripped the entire region as the roaming tiger killed 10 cows and livestock in a week. Every day the tiger came to the living area and attacked the livestock. Every day he managed to kill one or two cows or calves and dragged them into the forest.

He attacked three cows in Chandrali, Henakola, and two oxen in Mele areas. Authorities said that since the tiger had grown old, it attacked the cows and livestock kept in the barn attached to the houses.

Earlier, the locals vented their anger at the forest officials for not being able to catch the roaming tiger that could turn into a man-eater anytime. People feared for their safety, especially children and women. The villagers have demanded District Minister Kota Srinivas Poojari and Congress MP, senior politician RV Deshpande to solve their problem.

Kali Reserve Forest area Deputy Conservator of Forests Mario Christraja led the team and monitored the tiger capture operations. The big cat was finally trapped in the cage. Uluvi Gram Panchayat Vice President Manjunath Mokashi congratulated the forest officials for helping the people of the region.

(With IANS inputs)

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