A leopard was rescued from the bathroom of an empty house in Dandi village, Satpati, Palghar, by the forest department officials. Locals alerted the officials about the leopard.
Mumbai: The Forest Department in Boisar, Maharashtra rescued a leopard on Monday night from the bathroom of an empty house. The incident happened in Dandi village, Satpati, Palghar.
According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Nilesh More, range forest officer (RFO), Boisar said that the three-year-old male leopard had entered the house in search of prey. A local resident Hitendra Naik alerted people after he spotted the leopard going inside the house. Naik told HT, that on entering the house, he heard the leopard roaring and spotted him seated in the bathroom.
Meanwhile, the Satpati coastal police and the forest department of Palghar were informed about the leopard. After which, Jitendra Thakur, assistant inspector police rushed to the spot. More told police that two cages were kept in the bathroom and the leopard entered one of them. Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning the police released the leopard in a secluded jungle which was away from the residential areas.
In a similar case reported from Wayanad, Kerala, a man was mauled to death by a tiger on Monday morning at the Hullumutlu area of the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve on Monday morning. Locals have been living in fear ever since a tiger from the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve crossed the Kabani river and killed a cow in the bamboo grove on the Kerala side. Residents of Marakkavadu which is located on the banks of river Kabani managed to scare the big cat away on January 16, however, it returned the very same night.