Another leopard sighted near human settlement in Odisha’s Nuapada
The Forest department officials had captured a man-eater leopard from Kodapali village in the district yesterday night.
Bhubaneswar: A day after a man-eater leopard was captured by the Forest department officials in Odisha’s Nuapada district, another such animal was reportedly sighted in the same locality on Sunday.
The leopard was sighted near Kodapali village under Dharambandha police limits in Nuapada today morning, sources said.
On being informed by the villagers, the Forest department officials reached the spot and took stock of the situation.
The Forest department officials had captured a man-eater leopard from Kodapali yesterday night.
The man-eater leopard was spotted near a building at the village last night. A five-member team of the Forest department captured the animal by installing a cage, sources said.
The leopard was later shifted to Nuapada Sadar Forest Range office. The animal is likely to be brought to Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) in the capital city here, said a source in the Forest department.
Notably, a seven-year-old boy was killed in the leopard attack at Godhasapara village on October 31. Similarly, the leopard killed a 45-year-old woman at Siliari Bahara village near Sunabeda Wildlife Sanctuary in Nuapada on Friday (November 3).
A 70-year-old woman was eaten by the leopard in Jalmadei village located close to the sanctuary in March this year, sources said.