Tiger that posed threat in Wayanad found dead, noose spotted on neck

Tiger lying dead | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Ambalavayal: A tiger which spread panic at Ponmudikotta in Wayanad for several days was found dead on Wednesday at around 6.30 pm. The carcass was spotted in a plantation at Ambukuthi, which is four kilometres away from Ponmudikotta. A noose has been found as entangled on the tiger’s neck.

The locals had found the tiger descending to the road through the boulders near a ration store in Ambukuthi on Wednesday evening. It went straight to the nearby plantation, said the locals.

Later, the carcass was found when the locals were leading a search for the tiger in a plantation in Padiparamba. The officials of the Forest department arrived at the spot and took the carcass for postmortem.

The Forest department has proposed an expert panel to conduct the postmortem. Officials informed that it was one of the tigers which attacked the wild animals for the past two months in Ambukuthi, Ponmudikotta and Edakkal regions. It has been inferred that the dead tiger was the cub of the tiger which was entrapped from Ponmudikotta two months ago. It is approximately one and a half years old.

The natives claimed that two more tigers and two leopards are roaming in the locality. On Tuesday, people had blocked the Beenachi- Panamaram road by demanding an end to the increasing wild animal menace.

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