Prowling tiger captured in Karnataka's Bandipur.
The tiger was injured in the head, ears and other parts The forest department tranquilised a nine-year-old tiger , which had created panic among villagers, near Hediyala , Nanjangud on Sunday.
The tiger had killed a cow in a village on the fringes of Bandipur Tiger Reserve. Some residents had spotted the tiger prowling near the village at night. As panic gripped the area, villagers demanded that the forest department capture the big cat.
The department personnel launched an operation to capture the tiger on Saturday. They placed cameras at various points near the village and at a cotton field, based on pug marks and information from villagers. Forest department personnel launch an operation to capture the tiger.
Forest department personnel take away the nine-year old male tiger after tranquilizing it.
A tiger in India that has lost a tooth and couldn’t hunt anymore was hunted itself by more than 100 people in the Bandipur forests.
Because the tiger couldn’t hunt in the forest anymore, as the canine tooth was broken (crucial for tigers), this tiger went into farmland and villages for easy prey (dogs and cows).
While doing so this tiger (allegedly) also killed two humans.
The hunt for the tiger was successful after intervention of a local tribe, whose members spotted the tiger.
The tiger was tranquilized by a dart and is now in custody. As the tiger was very week thorough examinations will be done to see if it could be released back into the wild.