Mysore: Three Leopard cubs were found in a sugarcane field at S Kallahalli village in Jayapura Hobli Taluk by the farmers, near to the place where a female leopard was found dead on a tree a week ago.
Late on Friday September 19, when the agricultural workers were engaged in harvesting the sugarcane crop, they discovered 3 cubs following to which the Forest Department was alerted.
The cubs were found about a kilometre away from the place where a female leopard was found dead on a tree a last Friday.
DCF D. V. Karikalan who visited the spot said that as per the protocol, the cubs have to be watched for a few days and ensure that there is no disturbance in the vicinity. The mother generally tends to return to the cubs and they leave the place together, he said
There may be a probability that the mother leopard may be staying in the nearby Malleshwara Gudda.
He also said that if the mother did not return even after 2-3 days, the department would take custody of the cubs and shift them either to Mysore Zoo or the Bannerghatta Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Bangalore.
Meanwhile, a Leopard was trapped in a snare with a dog kept as bait near Chamalapura in HD Kote Taluk late on Thursday night.
Following complaints by the villagers that a Leopard was wandering around in the area killing cattles, the Forest Department had kept a snare near Chamalapura to trap the elusive Leopard. The 2-year old female Leopard which was finally trapped in the snare was let off into DB Kuppe Forest range.
ACF Manjunath, RFO K Mahesh and other Forest Department personnel visited the spot.
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