Small Indian civet rescued after it fell into well in eastern India
A small Indian civet was rescued after it fell into a well in eastern India’s Jharkhand.
This happened in Gangjori village of Bokaro district on September 3.
Visuals showed the creature inside the dry well and efforts being made to rescue it. The forest department then went to the spo to capture and rescue it. They tied two bamboo sticks together and lowered it into the well for the animal to climb onto, so that it could be taken out. The little civet kept running around the area inside the well, making it difficult for officials to capture it.
Later, it was taken out of the well in a cloth bag and subsequently, released into the wild. The little creature crept out of the cloth bag where it was kept after being rescued and ran away before disappearing into a bushy area. Speaking to NewsLions, Rajnish Kumar, IFS, DFO of Bokaro Division, said, “We got information about this civet on September 2 and were able to rescue it a day later. Rajesh Kumar, forest guard, led this rescue operation.”
Civets do not pose any threat to human life and generally feast on fruits and vegetables and small creatures like rats and insects.