Leopard carcass found at Bicholim
The decomposed carcass of a female leopard was found in a roadside well at Kasarpal-Bicholim on Saturday.
According to the Pernem RFO Vilas Gawas, the incident came to light in the evening when one Raghunath Ghadi from Kasarpal had gone to the well. He noticed the carcass and alerted the Animal Rescuel Squad Chief Amrut Singh, who in turn, notified the forest department.
“The leopard must have fallen some days ago and the carcass was decomposed. The well had an iron covering, but it gave way with the weight of the leopard and the animal fell into the well,” said Gawas.
“There was no foul play in the incident and a post mortem confirmed that the leopard had died after falling into the well,” he added. [H]