Mahabubnagar: Panic gripped residents of Kondapur village in Nawabpet mandal when some wild animal killed a calf on Tuesday.
According to forest officials, the cattle were grazing on the outskirts of the village when the animal attack took place. Villagers found the carcass of the calf with injuries, and suspected that a leopard or hyena attacked it. The department commenced an enquiry and once the report is submitted, compensation will be given to the cattle owner, a senior official from forest department said.
This is not an isolated incident. Of late, such incidents have been recurring in the district regularly. Last month, a leopard was injured after a group of buffaloes attacked it at Burugupalli village in Koilkonda mandal. The leopard was shifted to Nehru Zoological Park for treatment after preliminary treatment at Mahabubnagar.
There have been regular reports of leopards and hyenas attacking cattle in the villages of Koilkonda, Hanwada, Nawabpet and other mandals in the recent past. As per the 2018 wild animals census report, there are seven leopards in Mahabubnagar and three in Narayanpet district, the official said.
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