Mahabubabad: A tiger, which is said to be roaming in the forests of Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Mulugu and Mahabubabad districts for about 15 days, reportedly killed two cows between Karlai and Nelavancha villages in Gudur mandal of Mahabubabad district on Thursday. The owner of the cattle, Muthi Satyam, informed forest officials about the incident. Subsequently, Gudur Forest Range Officer Rammurthy, along with forest staff, visited the places and found the pug marks of the animal. He asked people to be cautious and not venture into the forest.
Meanwhile, official sources said they had been tracking the movement of a tiger in the Agency areas as the tiger, which was spotted in Tekulapally mandal of the neighbouring Bhadradri-Kothagudem district, had reportedly entered the forest areas under the Mahabubabad district’s jurisdiction.
Villagers of Addabolu village of Bayyaram mandal said they had spotted a tiger on Tuesday. Narayana, a shepherd, also said he had seen a tiger at Bheemla Thanda on Wednesday. The forest staff led by Bayyaram FRO Suvarchala Reddy visited the area on Wednesday. Meanwhile, wildlife activists have urged forest officials to keep a tight vigil on the tiger movement as well as poachers.
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