Shocking CCTV video footage recorded a roaming leopard getting in a town in Pune, India, to eliminate and drag away a homeowner’s animal dog.
The leopard was tape-recorded devoting the act at the home of farmer Sambhaji Baban Jadhav in Shinde Vasti of Nere town on the night of March 15. In the video, the animal can be seen getting in the verandah where the dog was connected to a leash.
Jadhav said he reported the occurrence to surrounding forest authorities and staff, the Pune Mirror reported.
“When we found our pet dog missing, we checked our CCTV cameras and found that the leopard took away our dog,” he said, according to the outlet. “We immediately informed the gram panchayat and the forest department. However, no forest official or staff has visited our village till date.”
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Leopards have actually supposedly been frequently seen near the Nere towns for the previous 3 years. However, in the previous 7 to 8 months, increasing leopard sightings in Nere, Jambe and Kasarsai have actually prompted worry in villagers.
Although locals have actually passed on the sightings and asked for the forest department established traps to capture the wild animals, authorities have actually supposedly stopped working to show any efforts at capturing the leopards.
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“Are they waiting for the animal to attack us?” Jadhav questioned, according to the Pune Mirror. “Why didn’t they take any action earlier? People are scared to step out of their houses.”
While the city government usually compensates owners for animals killed by wild animals, Mulshi variety forest officer Santosh Chavan informed The Times of India, “this specific case will not get approved for payment. We will still move a proposition to see if the farmer can be offered some financial assistance for building a substance wall around your house.”
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