One more jackal trapped at Indore airport

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Dec 09, 2014 20:18 IST

One more jackal was caught in one of the traps laid down at Indore airport on Tuesday. The airport authorities with the help of forest department officials have managed to catch four jackals so far. "More than 20 jackals are still hiding in the tall grass on the airport premises spread over 940 acres," an airport 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 were installed and food was kept as bait to lure the sly animal.

Forest officials say that 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.

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