MYSURU: An adult male was found dead near at HD on Saturday morning.
Foresters said that the leopard was found floating in the near the dam on Saturday. The matter came to light when the villagers who spotted the carcass in the water body informed the forest department.
Preliminary investigation suggested that the leopard had died three to four days back. The foresters who fished out the dead body of the leopard conducted postmortem to know the exact reasons the dead. They are investigating to know whether the leopard had died a natural death or killed during territorial fight or by poachers.
Just two days back, around seven-year-old male tiger was found dead in the Kabini backwaters near Karapura village. Preliminary investigation revealed that the tiger was allegedly died of electrocution by the electric fence laid in the farms to protect crop from wild boars and elephants.
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