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Two tigers trapped in Sunderbans



PTI
Staff Writer, 1st September, 2009

Canning (WB), Sept 1 (PTI) Two tigers were today trapped by forest department personnel from areas close to Sunderbans in South 24 Parganas district, official sources said.

While one tiger was caught from Panchamukhani II forest area, situated opposite to Annpur village across the Garal river, the other walked into a cage in the Pirkhali II forest, the sources said.

"We had kept the traps with bait for the last few days, but were surprised when the goat kept in trap at Panchamukhani II was lifted by the tiger without being caught", Atanu Raha, West Bengal's Chief Wildlife Warden (CWW) said adding, "the animal appears to be very cunning".

The tiger trapped in Panchamukhani II is believed to have strayed into Annpur village twice during the last fortnight after swimming across the Garal river, Raha said.

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