Snow leopards attacks the herd of goats, kills several
CHITRAL: Panic has gripped the village of Parkusap village
in Mastuj tehsil here on Saturday when two snow leopards attacked
the herd of goats near the village and killed three goats and
devoured their flesh in front of the villagers.
One Darwesh Khan of the village told Chitral Times on phone
that on Saturday evening, his son was herding the goats from the
pasture to the village when all of sudden two snow leopards
launched onslaught on the goats.
He said that hearing the screaming of the boy, he rushed to the
spot along with other villagers and saw the hungers animal beasts
devouring the flesh and they came back to their homes as the dusk
enveloped the area.
He said that the appearance of the pair of the leopards has filled
the villagers with fear and horror and they have confined
themselves to their homes and no one dared to come out of their
houses while they cannot fire at the animal as the species is
The wild cat has been spotted in any part of the district after
three years while it is believed that they have descended to the
lower altitude due to the snow in the higher altitude.
The divisional forest officer of wildlife division, Syed Fazal Baqi
Kaka Khel had no information about the incident and said that his
staff will submit him written report later on when contacted by
Chitral Times .
He had no idea of what to do to protect the villagers and their
livestock against the wild beast except saying that he will send
the report of the loss of wild life to the higher authorities for