At least 20 leopards sighted in the area, say forest department officials
If you are planning to travel to Anegundi near Hampi, think twice before venturing into the wilderness. Forest Department officials have warned of at least 20 leopards roaming the area. For the last few weeks, there has been a commotion in the Anegundi area over the suspected leopard attacks. On Friday, a three-year-old leopard was trapped. Just when the residents and tourists were about to heave a sigh of relief, there was news of yet another leopard sighted prowling.
Following complaints from the people over the leopard attacks, the Forest Department
had placed traps and cameras to capture the leopard. Based on the evidence from the images, the Department now suspects around 20 leopards to be roaming in the hillocks.
Tourists to Himavad Gopalaswamy betta in Chamarajanagar spotted a tiger
Suralkar Vikas Kishor, Koppal Deputy Commissioner, told the media there were more leopards in the area and restrictions on movement would continue till the leopards were caught.
Meanwhile, tourists to Himavad Gopalaswamy betta in Chamarajanagar district have spotted a tiger in the lower reaches of the hill ranges.