Leopard sightings scare Gokulam residents
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Leopard sightings scare Gokulam residents

September 29, 2022

Security guard spots leopard early this morning; woman saw it three days back at the same location

Mysore/Mysuru: Gokulam is abuzz with just one news of late. About a leopard that is roaming around after dark. The residents are a scared lot and even if dogs bark continuously, they feel that the leopard has entered their territory.

Harish Kumar, a security guard of a house on 4th Main, 15th Cross, near the BSNL Telephone Exchange in Gokulam 2nd Stage, saw the leopard crossing the road at about 3 am this morning. A shocked Harish did not move from his guard’s cabin amidst a residential pocket. He tried to have a clearer look at the leopard but the animal had entered the small opening of a drain adjacent to a park.

Harish immediately informed the jurisdictional Police and the Forest Department. Forest staff and Police launched a search till 7 am but in vain.

Harish said that three days ago, a lady too spotted the leopard in the same place and had told the people in the area about it.

It may be recalled here that a mother leopard with three juveniles was spotted at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) campus near Metagalli a couple of days back.  

Deputy Conservator of Forests (Territorial) Kamala Karikalan told Star of Mysore that they had received a call at 3.10 am today and two teams headed by Range Forest Officers conducted a search.  As leopards are nocturnal animals, a combing operation will be launched tonight. If it is not traced today, a different strategy will be used to capture it, she added.

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Leopards prey on dogs. But residents say that except for loud and persistent dog barking at nights, no carcass of dogs were found in the vicinity.

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Leopard sightings scare Gokulam residents”

  1. Chamanlal Maneklal Ghia says:

    This is the price to pay when massive numbers of non-Mysoreans come and settle in the city, obliterating forests to create land for homes , thus removing the habitat for the wild animals.
    It is funny, when Narendra Modi releases a cheetah, imported from Namibia, Africa, the leopard, its cousin is visiting these people to enquire how they are doing!
    India sinking by its own population explosion!

  2. Chirag B says:

    By looking at your name, i wonder how can a non-mysurian speak so about non-mysurians coming here

  3. Chamanlal Maneklal Ghia says:

    @Chirag
    Unlike you, a fool who sounds a wastrel my family have businesses in this city for 7 decades, employing many. I have seen much cleverer people in this city than you dimwit.
    Your name sounds more like a Gujarathi name. Must be a brainless IT techie arrived in this city to do cheap IT techie coolie work.
    You need to learn English, before, you post even a sentence.

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