Odisha: Camera trap installed to protect sheep from wild animals
(Sourced from PTI)
The Forest Department has decided to install a trap camera at Tamanada village in Odisha's Ganjam district to track down wild animals that are attacking sheep, a forest official said. Six sheep were killed by an unidentified animal and the carcasses were found by forest personnel from the outskirts of the village yesterday. Over a dozen sheep were also found injured, the official said.
The wildlife protection squad in the range office would also be deployed in the village, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Ghumusar South, Rama Swamy P said. Cages would be placed in some places to trap the predators, he said. At the same time, he asked the sheep owners to keep their animals in enclosures to protect their sheep flock from attack by wild animals.
Last year, unknown predators had killed several sheep and goats in different places of the district. A two-member team from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) had visited Bhanjanagar to identify the sheep killer last year.