Published On : Fri, Mar 8th, 2013

Tiger strays in village near Nagpur for 10 hrs

Nagpur News: A fully grown tiger roared his way to a village Ashta in Bhadravati tehsil of Chandpur distict, about 120 kms from Nagpur. The tiger with all his vigour stayed in the village for over 10 hours. The village with miniscule populace of 600 remained under constant threat of the beast all this while as the predator of the forest lied in bushes in the fields by the village side. Fortunately, the tiger remained inactive most of the time and the villagers heaved a sigh of relief as the animal did not pounce on anyone.

Still, it evoked a great deal of curiosity and fear among the villagers. The forest department was informed about the presence of tiger. The forest employees reached the spot and laid a siege. It was decided to tranquillize and rescue the animal. Before the forest employees could act further, the tiger suddenly tumbled up and moved in the deep forests close to the village.

The village is located near the border of Tadoba National Park and the man-animal conflict has become quite common in the area. The wild animals often stray to these villages mainly in search of food and water.

With the onset of summer season, such incidents register a sudden spurt. Another reason for the wild to enter human territory is depleting forest areas and increasing human presence in the wilds.