GUWAHATI, Jan 25 � In the third such incident in the city this month, a leopard strayed into a residential area, which was later successfully tranquilized and sent to the Assam State Zoo.
Unlike in the previous two cases, the leopard was a sub-adult one and none was injured by it.
The leopard was spotted at a godown at Lalung Gaon near Lokhra. �We were informed about the leopard around 1 pm following which a forest squad with veterinarians arrived at the spot and tranquilized the animal,� SK Sealsharma, DFO, Guwahati Wildlife Division, told The Assam Tribune.
It is believed that the leopard strayed into the village from the nearby Garbhanga hills.
On January 7 and again on January 20, two full-grown adult leopards were found straying into the city�s Silpukhuri and Pandu areas respectively.