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Two days after leopard entered Bengaluru school, another big cat spotted in vicinity

Two days after leopard entered Bengaluru school, another big cat spotted in vicinity

A forest official said that while he had confirmation of one leopard being spotted, locals there had told him about another one in the vicinity of the school.

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  • Last Updated: February 10, 2016, 8:54 AM IST
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Bengaluru: Two days after a leopard entered Bengaluru's Vibgyor school, another one was spotted in the vicinity of the private school on Tuesday evening.

A forest official said that while he had confirmation of one leopard being spotted, locals there had told him about another one in the vicinity of the school.

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

Locals burnt bushes after rumours of leopard being on the loose. Meanwhile, the school remained shut on Wednesday as a precaution.

The forest department did not carry out any operation at night to nab the wild beast, said the forest official.

"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.

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.

(With PTI Inputs)


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