Udhagamandalam (TN): A male leopard was today found trapped in a cage placed by forest personnel in Kodanad Estate near here after villagers reported sighting of wild cat.
Acting on information by the villagers about the movement of leopard some weeks ago, the forest officials had kept four cages, including one in the estate, about 45 km from here.
This is the second leopard to be caught in the last fortnight in the area. A leopard was trapped some 15 days ago, forest department sources said.
The 4-year old leopard was released into deep forest, they added.