Chicken in a basket saves leopard trapped in well
HOW do you rescue a leopard trapped in a dry well?
Indian foresters at Elanelli knew. They used chicken in a basket.
They lowered a metal cage into the well with a live chicken as bait.
To save one life they gave up another.
Sadiq Ali, of Wildlife and Nature Conservation Trust, says:
“It was a risky operation without applying any sedative to the beast. Catching a live animal without causing any injury is risky. A veterinarian has examined the leopard after the rescue operation and it was found healthy. No injury was found on its body.”
The chicken? Not so healthy…
The leopard was released later at Parson Valley Forests in the Nilgiri hills.