Mattathoor:  A leopard was spotted at Patharakundu in Velikulangara area and it attacked 2 buffaloes.  The buffaloes belonged to Patharakundu Kadakkayam Rarichan and he had lost as many as 6 buffaloes during a period of one-and-half-years.

The particular area has witnessed leopard attack about 5 months back and the leopard is largely spotted on Thursdays and Fridays regularly.

The leopard killed the buffaloes which was tied in Rarichan’s rubber estate lying adjacent to the forest area. An year back, 3 of his buffaloes were killed in leopard attack and the forest department officials had set up a cage in his land.

Though a dog was kept as prey inside the cage, the leopard did not visit the place for a long time. The cage was later removed and set aside.