In less than a fortnight after the footprints of a leopard were seen at Khuda Lahora, once again the scare of the deadly animal figured at Dhanas on Sunday. The residents were left scared after they noticed footprints at the Housing Board Colony in Dhanas.
The footprints were clearly visible outside green area of a house. Even the street leading to the house had blood-soaked footprints of the animal.
Meanwhile, a couple of residents claimed that they had seen a leopard and two cubs along with it. Dhanas resident Ashok Kumar said his mother got up in the morning and found people gathered around her house.
They noticed blood around the outer space of their house besides the footprints. The police was immediately informed and later the UT forest and wildlife department staff reached the spot.
The area residents claimed that it appeared the leopard had fed upon a dog and as a result there was blood splattered in the street.
The chief wildlife warden of UT, Santosh Kumar visited the spot and confirmed that the footprints were that of a leopard and a cub. The residents told the officer that they had sighted a leopard about a week back also.
The forest department will now set trap in the forest area at the back side of the Marble Market in Dhanas. Just about 15 days back, the footprints of a leopard were found at Khuda Lahora area close to Dhanas. Dog carcasses were also spotted in the area.
After carrying out preliminary inquiry, the authorities stated that the footprints appeared to be that of female leopard and a cub.
The UT wildlife department has advised the residents, especially children to remain cautious. The forest department officials are patrolling the locality and have asked the residents to be careful with little children.