Andhra Pradesh: Tiger makes ‘judicious moves’ to evade attempts to tranquilise him

He managed not to step into the trap set in the Prathipadu region; experts change tactics and launch a rescue effort at night

He manages not to step into the trap set in the Prathipadu region; experts change tactics and launch a rescue effort at night

The adult Royal Bengal Tiger is playing hide and seek with wildlife experts as it appears to have gained complete mastery of the strange landscape in which it has made wise moves to evade attempts to reassure it.

The tiger, believed to have reached breeding age, has so far managed to avoid falling into the trap set for it in the Prathipadu area of ​​Kakinada district.

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“The tiger does not move during the day. On Saturday, he attacked a new victim. On Friday evening, it returned to the remaining hunt to devour it. He apparently sensed our readiness and left the area immediately,” said C. Selvam, Divisional Forestry Officer (Wildlife-Rajahmundry). The Hindu.

The new kill, a buffalo, was reported nearly 1.5km from the last recorded kill in the village of Uttarakanchi along the Polavaram Project canal.

“We have changed our strategy. We are preparing to carry out a rescue operation during the night,” Selvam said.

The next level of rescue operation was launched on Saturday evening under the aegis of the trained rescue team sent by the authorities of Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve (NSTR).

The trained team had previous experience in managing the rescue operation conducted in the NSTR. However, the team members had to get clues about the tiger’s behavior.