A Leopard was found caught in a steel trap in the Raipur forest range near Dehradun within Rajaji National Park range. The Leopard was later tranquilized and taken under veterinary care by the forest department.

Nearby villagers reported this incident after they heard Leopard moaning through far distances. This was reported to the forest department who took ages to turn up before figuring out a way to work upon the situation.

After the incident was reported in morning/early afternoon the forest department was able to rescue the Leopard only by 9pm at night. Very poor standards of the department. And poor fate of the Leopard.

Published on 13-Jan-2011

An active Leopard near Anarwala and Nayagaon villages adjoining Malsi and Raipur forest range is giving sleepless time to citizens there. People are apprehensive about venturing out of their homes when the dusk descends. As a precautionary step the forest department instituted a team there to monitor the Leopards movement.

People around Nayagaon in Anarwala village have been witnessing a big 6-7 feet full-grown Leopard for past three days. On Monday the Leopard was seen lurking near the farm-fields, too close for comfort. Since then the whole village is scared. There seems like a curfew in village come evenings.

Villagers are demanding proactive active from the forest department and relieve them from this scare. A forest team is keeping an eye on the situation under Deputy Ranger Rakesh Negi. The blasted some firecrackers to scare away the Leopard. The villagers have been instructed to stay alert and to alert the forest department if they get any sighting of the Leopard.