Leopard falls into elephant trench in Wayanad, released into forest
Kalpetta: A leopard that fell into an elephant trench dug up near the forest border was tranquilized and later released back into the forest in Wayanad district on Friday.
The elephant trench was dug up at Kambakkudi in Cheeral inside Muthanga range to prevent wild elephants from entering human inhabited areas near the forest.
Local residents heard cries of the leopard early on Friday. After confirming that the leopard had fallen into the trench, they alerted the forest department officials.
The officials came to the spot and tranquilized the leopard. It was later released deeper into the forest.