Big Cats at large : Panic grips as two more leopards spotted near Bengaluru school

Bengaluru: Just two days after a leopard entered a private school near Varthur in Bengaluru, panic spread as eyewitnesses claimed that two more leopards were spotted at Varthur near the Nilgiris farm."I have confirmation of
big cats at large panic grips as two more...
India TV News Desk February 10, 2016 9:05 IST

Bengaluru: Just two days after a leopard entered a private school near Varthur in Bengaluru, panic spread as eyewitnesses claimed that two more leopards were spotted at Varthur near the Nilgiris farm.

"I have confirmation of one leopard being spotted, but people residing in the area are saying they have spotted two in and around Vibgyor school,” a forest official said.

Amidst the high drama, the residents set fire and also burst crackers in an attempt to scare away the leopards. It was also said that the leopards tried to enter an apartment in the locality before it ran away into the eucalyptus grove.

The big cat was spotted between 9.30 PM and 10 PM in the area, the official said.

The official said forest personnel will not carry out any operation at night to nab the wild beast, he said.

“It is very difficult to carry out operations at night..Officials will launch operations in the morning to trap the wild beast,”he added.

Officials are asking the residents to follow safety measures by tightly locking doors and windows of their homes and apartments, he said.

Meanwhile, the school has declared a holiday on Wednesday, police said.

On February 7, a leopard had entered Vibgyor school and had injured three forest department personnel, including a veterinarian, before it was tranquilised after a day long operation.

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