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Sightings of leopards are causing fear among residents of Pernem taluka

May 29, 2024 | 06:48 AM IST

Sightings of leopards are causing fear among residents of Pernem taluka

Locals are urging authorities to take decisive action to limit the risk to humans and animals
Sightings of leopards are causing fear among residents of Pernem taluka

Team Herald

PERNEM: In the past few weeks, residents of Pernem Taluka have been on the edge. Leopards have been sighted roaming the area and this is becoming increasingly common. Reports have emerged of big cats preying on dogs and cows, raising concerns among locals for their safety and that of their livestock.

A few days ago, a leopard was spotted near Deulwada, Palyem, prompting immediate action from concerned citizens. Local Panch Shiva Tilve wasted no time in informing the Forest Department about the sighting, leading to the installation of a cage in the area by forest officials.

This incident follows a similar sighting in April in Virnoda, adding to the growing discomfort among residents. With leopards reportedly venturing into villages, locals are urging authorities to take decisive action to limit the risk to both humans and animals.

Expressing the concerns of the villagers, a resident said: “The presence of leopards in our villages is alarming. We fear for the safety of our children and our livestock. The forest department should take immediate steps to address this issue before any unfortunate incidents occur.”

Efforts to reach Forest Department officials for comment were unsuccessful. It is hoped that action will be taken quickly to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.

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