Tiger presence alarms Wayanad residential areas, locals attribute calf’s death to wild animal attack

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Representative Image, Residents of Koleri block road with calf's carcass | Photo: ANI, Mathrubhumi

Pulpally: Following the death of a calf in a suspected wild animal attack at Koleri in Wayanad, the locals protested and blocked the Beenachi-Panamaram road on Monday morning by carrying the carcass of it.

The residents of Koleri claimed that a tiger had killed the calf and demanded compensation for the calf’s owner Honey Mon. By alleging the presence of a tiger in the locality for a few days, the locals accused the Forest department of being idle. The blockade ended only after Chethalayam forest range officer K Abdul Samad arrived at the spot and assured to install cameras and cages to entrap the wild animal.

Meanwhile, the officials of the forest department inferred that the calf in Koleri was not killed in the tiger attack. Tigers usually kill prey by breaking its neck. However, no such wounds or injuries could be spotted on the carcass. Apart from this, the officials pointed out that the calf was not killed on Monday and the carcass was at least 2 days old. The postmortem of the carcass has been conducted at Irulam forest station. Further actions will be taken after receiving the postmortem report, informed the forest officials.

The residents in Poothadi grama panchayat have been living in fear due to the recurring presence of tigers in the region. A youth miraculously escaped from a tiger attack near Mariyanad last week.

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