BALLARI: A leopard, which was on the prowl around Torangal and surrounding villages in Sandur taluk of the district, was trapped near Kurekuppa village on Thursday night.
This is the second time that a leopard has been trapped. A couple of days back, a leopard was trapped in Gundluvaddigeri village, in Hosapete taluk.
As the news about the capture of the leopard, the villagers heaved a sigh of relief.
The villagers had spotted the leopard in several areas in the past fortnight. There were reports that the leopard had frequented the dump-yard of the JSW steel and its pug marks were also found.
Following complaints, the Forest Department set up a cage in an attempt to trap the wild cat as well as stepped up vigil. The leopard was finally trapped near Kurekuppa.