Wild cat kills 10 cattle in Bicholim
The villagers from this area have therefore demanded with the forest department to take immediate preventive measures to protect the lives of cattle and villagers without any further delay.
BICHOLIM: After Sattari taluka, wild cat has diverted its attention towards Sonarbhat, Ladfe-Latambarcem in Bicholim taluka and this has come to light due to reduction in number of cattle in the area. The villagers from this area have therefore demanded with the forest department to take immediate preventive measures to protect the lives of cattle and villagers without any further delay.
The villagers from Sonarbhat, Ladfe-Latambarcem in Bicholim taluka said that they were living under fear of wild cat as they have found that wild cat had so far killed 10 cattle. They also fear that wild cat may also pose threat to the lives of human beings. The complaint in this connection has been lodged by cattle owner Babu Nana Varak from Sonarbhat, Ladfe with the forest department in which he has mentioned that wild cat (tiger or leopard) has killed his eight cows and two calves as a result of which he had suffered a loss of Rs 80,000.
The complainant further stated that he had personally witnessed this incident couple of days ago and expressed fear that wild cat may also attack human beings as the cattle killed were from human habitats. He has also stated that State government should not hold him responsible in case of any harm caused to the wild cat as the villagers were reeling under fear of wild cat to the human beings.
“Wild cat has killed my eight cows and two calves and I have personally witnessed this incident on late Sunday night after hearing roaring of wild cat and cries of cattle,” Babu Varak said.
Besides Varak, the other complainants including Vasu Varak, Santosh Shinde, Sandeep Shinde and others have demanded that the forest department should undertake preventive measures and compensate Nanu Varak against the losses he suffered.
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