Advertisement

Home / West-bengal / Pugmarks sparks panic in Sunderbans village

Pugmarks sparks panic in Sunderbans village

The marks were found on the fringes of Purba Debipur village in Kultali block
"The marks seem to be of a young tigress", said the divisional forest officer of South 24-Parganas.
Shutterstock

Debraj Mitra   |   Calcutta   |   Published 26.11.20, 01:52 AM

A trail of pugmarks, later identified by foresters as that of a tiger, triggered panic at a village in the Sunderbans on Wednesday morning.

The marks were found on the fringes of Purba Debipur village in Kultali block. A tiger had strayed into another village in the block in October. A narrow river called Moni separates the village from the Ajmalmari forests. The pugmarks were found inside a small mangrove cover on the riverbank.

“The marks seem to be of a young tigress. They suggest she has gone back into the forest she came from,” said Milan Mandal, the divisional forest officer of South 24-Parganas.



Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
 
 
 
Copyright © 2020 The Telegraph. All rights reserved.