Leopard on the prowl captured

Wildlife officials at Gonaganara yesterday captured a leopard which had been a threat to people in several villages, including Gonaganara in the Buttala Police Division.

The villagers were in fear of the leopard for over four months and many villagers stayed indoors after dusk fell to village. The people in these villages appealed to the Police and Wildlife officials to capture the beast after it mauled several villagers.

Wildlife officials captured the leopard with the support of villagers yesterday evening.The beast was sedated and was to be released to a forest reserve.

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