6 goats killed in bear attack in North Kashmir


A wild bear barged into a shed and killed at least 6 goats in North Kashmir’s Handwara.

The incident occurred during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday at Hajin village of Qaziabad.

The owner of the live-stock, Rayees Ahmad Khan told news agency Kashmir News Trust that he lost at least 6 goats in a bear attack.

He said villagers had repeatedly sought help from the Wild Life Department to capture wild animals that roam freely in far-flung Handwara villages.

A Wild Life Department official said that efforts are on to capture the wild animals. He advised people living near forest areas to be cautious while moving outside their homes. [KNT]

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