Spotted deer killed by stray dogs at University of Hyderabad campus

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 21, 2017, 2:40 am IST
Updated Mar 21, 2017, 3:00 am IST
The deer died after it was severely injured while trying to escape an attack from stray dogs.
Another deer at University of Hyderabad campus has fallen prey to stray dogs. (Representational image)
 Another deer at University of Hyderabad campus has fallen prey to stray dogs. (Representational image)

Hyderabad: Another deer at University of Hyderabad campus has fallen prey to stray dogs. A spotted deer was found dead on the campus on Monday evening. The deer died after it was severely injured while trying to escape an attack from stray dogs. Meanwhile, a carcass of a male spotted dear was found near the GHMC office adjacent to the UoH campus on Monday even-ing. The deer was attacked and killed by stray dogs.

In past few weeks, nearly five spotted deer were found dead on the campus. They were either killed by poachers or fell victim to stray dog attacks. Last year, 50 spotted deer were found killed on the UoH campus and the blame was on stray dogs as well as poachers and hunters. CCF Rangareddy, S Kukrety, said, “We were told that the spotted dear came out from the campus when it was chased by some stray dogs there. By the time our rescue team went there, the deer was already dead. The carcass was sent for post mortem.’’

He added, “The compound wall of UoH is broken. This gives a free entry to trespassers, poachers and stray dogs. We will be meeting the university officials to discuss this matter.’’ Ravi Jillapalli, the founder of Wild Lens, said, “The GHMC has released several sterilized dogs. Dogs that were not caught from the campus are also being released on the campus. We have handed over the carcass to forest officials for further procedures.’’

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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