Bear which roamed about in temple for several days, captured in southern India
A bear which was roaming around in the Shikareshwaram temple in southern India’s Andhra Pradesh, was successfully captured by officials of the forest department.
This happened in Nandyal district of the state on August 18.
Visuals showed the officials standing around the cage in which the beast was captured. They held discussions among themselves and the caged animal was then moved away from the spot.
As per a report, the temple authorities alerted the forest department about the presence of this bear in its adjoining area after it was spotted wandering about the premises, feasting on coconut shells that the devotees offer. The omnivore was trapped in the cage which was placed on the staircase leading up to the temple. Atmakur deputy director Alan Chang Teran, FRO Narasimhulu, rescue team staff and forest department officials participated in this operation and it was learnt that the wild animal will be released in a forest area in Velugodu.
A recent incident of a girl being killed by a leopard in Tirupati is still fresh in the minds of people and hence the officials ensured the capture of this animal with utmost priority. Also they urged drivers of the vehicles nearby to drive slowly with wild animals often crossing the roads to go from one side of the jungle to the other side.
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