A stray leopard trapped into a house in Besishahar being rescued after three days. (Kishan Sangeet Nepali/Republica)
LAMJUNG, Aug 1: A leopard has been captured three days after it strayed into the district headquarters Besishahar, unleashing terror to the common people. The leopard was set free in the jungle after it was taken under control.
A technical squad from the National Trust for Biodiversity Conservation Center, Chitwan, Bishnu Lama, Harkaman Lama and veterinary technician Kiran Raj Rijal rescued the leopard.
The leopard had rambled from cowsheds to coops in search of food before it sneaked into the house of a local, Raj Krishna in Tribeni Tole.
According to DSP Samirchandra Pokharel, the leopard was drugged before it was taken under control and was set free in Judipur jungle.
With 169 cm in length, 49 cm in height and 25 kg weight, the health condition of the leopard was sound.
According to the technical team, the leopard was male even though the locals had guessed that it was female expecting a baby cub.
On April 25 last year, a leopard had strayed into the district headquarters on a broad daylight.