Tiger trapped in well tranquillized, caged in Wayanad

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House owner Kakkanad Sreenath was in for a frightening sight in the morning as he found a tiger in the well. Photo: Special arrangement.

Wayanad: A tiger which strayed into the premises of a house in search of food and accidentally fell into a well at Moonnanankkuzhy near Sulthan Bathery was tranquillized and caged on Wednesday. The animal has been shifted to a tiger care centre in Kuppadi. The tiger was tranquillized and caged under the guidance of forest department officials.

In the morning, Kakkanattu Sreenath, whose house is near Ukali Junction in Moonnanankkuzhy, found the tiger trapped in the well. He had gone to inspect the well after the motor wasn't pumping water into the tank, which is when he saw the animal. He soon alerted the officials concerned. 

On the directions of South Wayanad Divisional Forest Officer Shajna Karim, a team of forest department personnel reached the spot. Darting experts, veterinarians and a Rapid Response Team of the forest department were part of the mission.

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