Villagers scare away leopard trying to maul goat

By PTI Published on May 06, 2017 01:06 PM IST

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Erode: A leopard, which is on the prowl at Puliamkombai village located in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve, tried to maul a goat but was scared away by villagers, yesterday.

Three days back in the same village, the leopard had pounced on a goat, killed it and taken it away. Yesterday, the wild animal had entered a cattle pound in the village and tried to maul a goat, but villagers noticed it and raised an alarm, forest officials said.

On hearing the noise, the leopard fled, officials said. Moreover, the villagers have demanded the officials to trap the animal.