One more jackal caught at Indore airport

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Nov 23, 2014 20:20 IST

One more jackal was caught in a trap laid down at Indore airport on Sunday taking the total number of jackals caught to three ever since the operations were launched.

The airport authorities with the help of forest department officials had managed to catch a jackal in the first week of November after two weeks of intense efforts.

Another jackal was caught on November 17. "More than 20 jackals are still hiding in the tall grass on the airport premises spread over 940 acres," an airport official said.

"The problem is the topography over which the boundary wall has been built. There are depressions in the land at several spots and jackals have managed to enter the premises by digging under the boundary wall. The jackals which have been hiding in the tall grass on the airport premises spread over a vast area have now settled down and have also been breeding," a senior forest department official said.

On the evening of October 24, a jackal had come between the tyres of a SpiceJet plane while it was taxiing to the runway. The flight was delayed while a thorough inspection was carried out.

Taking serious note of the incident, Indore airport authorities had held a meeting with the forest department personnel and made an elaborate plan to trap the jackals. Several cages have been installed and food kept as bait to lure the animal.

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