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Leopard falls into trap set up at Mulliarkurissi

A leopard that was trapped at Mulliarkurissi, near Perinthalmanna, on Friday.

A leopard that was trapped at Mulliarkurissi, near Perinthalmanna, on Friday.  

A leopard that caused scare among the people of Mulliarkurissi, near Perinthalmanna, in Keezhattur panchayat fell into a trap set by the Forest officials on Friday. The four-year-old male leopard, weighing 150 kg, was trapped around 4 a.m.

The Forest authorities had set a trap on Thursday after two calves were found killed. The officers confirmed the presence of a leopard and set the trap. A huge crowd gathered at Mulliarkurissi to see the leopard. Forest officers said they faced difficulties in shifting the leopard to the Divisional Forest Office at Nilambur. The leopard was given a bath and food. Forest authorities said they would release the big cat either in the Parambikkulam or the Muthanga wildlife reserve in the night.

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