Half a dozen sheep killed in Bear attack at Handwara, Wildlife officials decry shortage of staff, equipment

Half a dozen sheep killed in Bear attack at  Handwara,  Wildlife officials decry shortage of staff, equipment

Half a dozen sheep killed in Bear attack at Handwara, Wildlife officials decry shortage of staff, equipment

Half a dozen sheep killed in Bear attack at  Handwara,

Wildlife officials decry shortage of staff, equipment

 

DR AB QAYOOM

HT Correspondent

 

Langate,Dec,06: At least six sheep were mauled to death by a black bear on intervening Monday night in Hanjishart village of Langate in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

 

Reports said that the beast forced its entry into a cowshed belonging to Mohd Ahsan Sheikh S/o Mohd Sikander Sheikh, R/o Hanjishart Langate and before people could chase it, the beast mauled at least 5 sheep.

 

Pertinent to mention that this is the fifth incident of its type in Sub district Handwara as the area has lost nearly thirty sheep in different villages From Rajwar,Ramhal and Mawar over the last two weeks now.

 

In this regard, Block Wildlife Officer Ghulam Mohuiddin Mir told HEADLINES TODAY that they have a dearth of manpower and equipment to deal with such situations.

 

When asked about the spike in the incidents, the official said that “Wildlife animals are making entry to human habitation apparently due to scarcity of food and growing deforestation in and around the area.”

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