Leopard targets buffalo again in Chandani-Biharpur

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jun 2018 12:01:08


Our Correspondent


ONCE again a buffalo was killed by leopard in Chandani-Biharpur forest range at Bhaiyathan block in Surajpur district which has spread terror among villagers. This was the third incident reported in last one week in the block.Though the incident was informed to forest department but none of the officials had reached the spot on time.According to sources, five days ago the leopard had attacked and killed a buffalo in Mahuli village while the other buffalo was killed by the big cat some two days back.

The recent incident occurred on Sunday wee hours when the leopard pounced on the buffalo at Kolhua village and dragged it into the forest.Villagers said that it is not the first time when cattle was attacked and killed by wild animals. Such incident has become common as the village is located adjacent to the dense forest which has species of flora and fauna. Villagers who have seen the leopard and its footmarks say it is very agile and fast. It is apparently a young leopard who has started attacking and targeting domestic animals. The buffalo which was killed by big cat on Sunday morning belong to local villager Ramakant Sahu.