A leopard that had entered a settlement in Besisahar, of Lamjung, was captured after nearly 48 hours on Monday.
The people from National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) and Chitwan National Park (CNP) subdued the leopard with a tranquilliser dart before releasing it at a forest in Udipur.
The leopard had wandered into the settlement and entered a house on Saturday. The locals had locked the animal inside the house and called the District Forest Office. As the forest office did not have the resources to capture the leopard, the people from the NTNC and the CNP were called.
2 held with skin, bones
HETAUDA: A joint team of Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police and Makwanpur District Police Office arrested two persons in possession of leopard parts from Hetauda-25 on Monday. Sonam Thing, 42, and Nemadorje Lungwa, 48, of Makwanpurgadhi were arrested with a leopard hide and 4 kg bones, said police.
12 big cats dead in a year
PALPA: Twelve leopards were found dead in Palpa district in past one year. According to the District Forest Office, the leopards were found dead at Baughapokharathok, Palungmaidani, Khanichhap, Deurali, Khasyauli, Masyam, Satyabati, Chappani, Chidipani and Chirtungdhara villages. The DFO suspects that the leopards had either been beaten to death by villagers or had consumed poison-laced meat.