Kinnigoli: Movement of Lone Leopard Unsettles Residents of Aikala Surroundings

Kinnigoli: Punaroor, Aikala, Damaskatte, Talipadi, Elinje, Kemral and otherleop-aikala villages around have been the favourite haunts of leopards in recent years.

A female and its two cubs were being spotted at regular frequency a few months ago. In June, a female leopard had got entangled in a snare in Aikala. It was rescued by forest personnel and shifted to Pilikula park.

Many residents are of the opinion that the cubs have grown up and are on the lookout for food in the surroundings. For over a fortnight, a leopard has been showing up in the fields belonging to Nancy Lobo in Batalike, Kurumbilguttu Doddanna Shetty and Mittakurumbil Sharada Shetty and also parts of Kallakumeru.

It has reportedly made it a routine to squat and spread itself near the fields and wait to grab household animals like cattle and dogs.

It has often approached their houses from close distance. This has spread scare in the whole area. About a week ago, a few women spotted it on the way to a temple. Four days ago, when some other women who had gone to fetch fodder for cattle, they are said to have heard its roar and come home running out of fear.

Forest officials were not available for comment. What action they have been taking is yet to be known.

(File pics for illustrative purpose only)

Links to leopards:

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Mangaluru: Leopard Trapped in Snare at Kinnigoli Brought to Pilikula
Karkala: Chasing Prey, Leopard ‘Ducks’ into Well, Gets Stranded but Rescued
Puttur: Paw-marks Traced in Salmara Uramal on Outskirts – Leopardor Wild Cat?
Udupi: Leopard Gets Stranded in a Well in Mandarti, Rescued by Forest Personnel
Bantwal: Leopard Targets Fowl, Then Chases Dog and Finally Gets Trapped in Well!
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Mangaluru: Dog Placed to Lure Leopard into Cage Upsets Capture Plan at Kodipadi
Chikkamagaluru: White Leopard Enters Temple Precincts, Captured in Night-long Operation
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Bantwal: Leopard Shows up in Nadugodu after Many Days – Cage to be Placed for Capture
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Udupi: Man Seriously Injured in Leopard Attack in Kukkehalli
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Beltangady: Leopard Rescued at Gerukatte, Released in Forest
Udupi: Leopard Attacks Residents, Devours Pets – Paw-marks Found at End Point
Mulki: Leopard Cub Duo Playing Hide-and-seek Shows up in Karnad
Karkala: Now Leopard on the Prowl at Kalloli in Belmannu Village
Kinnigoli: Despite Trap Laid, Big Cat Continues to Play Hide-and-seek at Kemral
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Bantwal: Leopard Drags away Calf from Cowshed in Kempugudde of Karpe
Kinnigoli: Leopard Doing Daytime Rounds in Kemral Worries Residents
Moodbidri: Eight-year-old Female Leopard Found Dead in Badagamijar
Mangalore: Leopard ‘Spotted’ on Tree on Kenjar-Adyapady Road at Sunset Time
Udupi: Leopard Trapped in Well in Boginahadi Marne, Escapes after Rescue
Karkala: Leopard Reportedly Spotted near St Lawrence Church in Attur
Udupi: Elusive Leopards Play Hide-and-seek in Manipal and Innanje
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Kinnigoli: Leopard Trapped in Snare Laid for Wild Boars at Aikala, Escapes before Capture
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Moodbidri: Now Leopard Scare in Pidamale near Kallamundkur as Well!
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Kundapur: Leopard Keeps Eluding Forest Personnel and Residents
Udupi: Leopard Gets Trapped in Snare Set for Wild Boars and Dies
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Karkala: Leopard on the Prowl in Hirgana – Calf in Cowshed Falls Prey
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Mangalore: Addition of Two More to Pilikula Park Makes it a Dozen of LeopardLeague!
Karkala: Leopard Drags away and Devours Calf as Humans Watch in Disbelief!
Mangalore: Leopard Cub Shows up in Kuntalaguli of Konaje
Udupi: Leopard on the Prowl again in Pernankila, Attacks Cattle during Daytime
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Manipal: Leopard Surfaces at Perdur – Eyewitnesses Ask Public to Take Care
Karkala: Leopard Trapped in Well Rescued and Released into Forest
Karkala: Wounded Leopard Dies of Injuries – Victim of Official Negligence
Karkala: Injured Leopard Takes Shelter in Outhouse, Escapes Capture
Udupi: Man Injured in Leopard Attack near Kokkarne
Mangalore: This Chirpy, Perky Leopard Cub is Everyone’s Darling at Pilikula!
Mangalore: Reported Appearance of Leopard at Permude Creates Scare
Kundapur: Leopard, Chasing a Dog, Dies of Falling into Well
Mangalore: Leopard Caught near Vittal Succumbs to Injuries
Bantwal: Leopard Caught in Trap Rescued and Taken to Pililkula
Karkala: Leopard ‘Spotted’ in Veranda of House in Bola!
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Mysore: After Elephants, Leopard Comes Calling at Cultural Capital!
Bantwal: Leopard Caught in Trap Rescued and Taken to Pililkula
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