Combing operations for Tiger still on
Posted on: 28 Nov 2012
Wayanad : Combing operations for a tiger, which is on the prowl in some areas in Wayanad district since the last few weeks, are still on but it has been evading capture despite all out efforts made by forest officials and the people to trap it.
Though the pug marks of the animal were seen at Veluthondy under the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (WWS), it has been moving from place to place, evading trapping, officials said.
Surveillance cameras and tree huts at strategic points inside the forest have been set up after discussions with a
three-member expert team that reached here last night from the Bandipur tiger reserve, S Srekumar, Warden, WWS said.
The services of two 'Kumki' elephants (trained elephants) from the Bandipur reserve would be utilised, he said.
A couple of weeks ago, a 15-year old tiger, which had stayed into Thirunelly and killed four cows, was trapped in a
cage and later released into the forests on the Kerala-Karnataka border.
Forest officials had said the tiger trapped at Thirunelly and the one causing panic at Naikkatty were different. The
animal that strayed into Naikkatty seems to be approximately an eight-year old male tiger from its pug marks, they said.
The tiger had already killed a few domestic annimals, including a cow. PTI