Berhampur, November 7 (LocalWire): Residents in the nearby area of Jagannath Prasad forest range under Ghumusar North division in Ganjam district have been living under panic for the last five days after the locals spotted pug marks of a leopard at Gunduribadi, a small tribal village in Odisha.
According to reports, the leopard has killed four goats and injured three in Tentulai about four days ago and some locals from the nearby village had spotted the animal enter Gunduribadi.
The panicked villagers later informed the forest officials .
Suspecting the leopard might have strayed into the Landeihill area, the forest officials have also advised the cattle-grazers not to venture the hill.
According to Ghumusar North additional conservator of forests Sudarshan Badi, two camera traps, one each at Gunduribadi and Tentulia has been installed, while the forest officials are planning to install another in the nearby area to capture the animal’s movement.
“Besides the camera traps, over 20 forest personnel have also been deployed in the area to trace the animal,” Jagannath Prasad forests range officer Umakant Das said, adding that more forest staffs would be deployed in the area very soon.
Forest officials had detected similar pug-marks of leopard in Gunduribadi area last month, but since then the leopard was not sighted till recently, a villager stated.