The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve Administration has now sought help from the Wildlife Trust of India to catch the leopard that has been roaming in the Amaria region for months. This leopard is constantly hunting domesticated dogs. Recently, an attempt was made to catch the leopard by planting pizzer but it could not be successful.
The tiger clan is already living in this area. About two months ago, a leopard came out of the forest of Suri Range in the neighboring state of Uttarakhand. For a week, a leopard has spread panic in the village Jagat Rasula and Gajraula. The leopard was first seen on Bareilly-Haridwar National Highway (30). Then there was a stampede among the passers by. Former area panchayat president Shravan Dutt Singh said that the leopard is now encamping in a cemetery 600 meters away from his farm house. He told that the cemetery is spread over seven acres. The leopard is being seen today. Due to leopard panic, the surrounding villagers are imprisoned in their homes as soon as evening. He informed that forest department officials are constantly being approached to catch this leopard. Recently, an effort was made by the Forest Department to catch the leopard by planting pizzer at many places but could not get success. Now PTR deputy director has sought cooperation from WTI to catch the leopard. Inset
The leopard is being spotted around Rasula and Jagat villages in Amaria. The team of forest personnel is also constantly monitoring it. Now a letter has been sent to Wildlife Trust of India to nab him.
– Navin Khandelwal, Deputy Director PTR