Erode: Officials with the Thalavadi forest range in the Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve have set up cages with goats in Hosur to trap the leopard and its cub, which were spotted roaming around in the locality.
Forest range officer S Sathish said the big cats were spotted near an abandoned stone quarry in Hosur. Villagers requested the department to capture the leopard and its cub or chase them back into the deep forest.
“Cages with goats as bait have been placed in two locations. We also have placed camera traps in the locality to monitor the leopards’ movements,” Sathish said. He said they had cautioned the villagers against entering the stone quarry and forest boundaries until further notice and advised them to avoid travelling between hamlets at night.

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