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Dehradun, November 20
Leopard menace continues to pose a big challenge for Dehradun forest authorities with frequent leopard movement being reported from villages on the city’s outskirts.
After much of leopard terror in Chandmari village, leopard movement has also been reported from village Ambiwala in close vicinity of Asharorie forests. A prowling leopard is stated to have eaten a number of calves creating panic among livestock owners. The affected villagers have been demanding immediate installing of cages to trap the leopard. One of the residents, Sumitra Devi, alleged that a leopard had been repeatedly attacking their livestock during night and they were helpless. He said the residents have been repeatedly appealing to the forest authorities to intervene in the matter.
However, Dehradun forest authorities assert that they have been installing cages in the affected villagers whenever leopard movement is reported but the cages had to be removed after return of normalcy. Similarly, in case of Ambiwala, cages were installed few months back but were removed when no leopard movement was observed. But now as leopard activity has been observed at Ambiwala, the forest authorities plan to again instal cages.
Meanwhile, forest officials have asked the villagers to be cautious.


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