Officials of the Forest Department fail to pick any signs of feline on the prowl Officials fail to pick any signs of feline on the prowl
HYDERABAD: Following a panther scare on Thursday night, the forest officials, who visited Mulug village on Rajiv Rahadari on Friday, failed to pick any signs of a feline on the prowl there.
A villager claimed to have spotted a panther and a calf carcass was also found, which put a scare among villagers. The officials, who visited the spot and interacted with the villagers apart from inspecting the carcass, said the signs pointed to a hyena and not a panther. The villagers claimed to have seen an animal with horizontal stripes, which ruled out the possibility of a panther, Siddipet Forest Range Officer C. Sridhar Rao said. Also the carcass was attacked at the neck region, which was not how a feline would do.
"A panther eats from abdomen and above while the calf carcass has signs of being picked randomly. Neither the kill nor the eating pattern suggest it to be a panther," he said.