Mysuru: A male tiger survived the snare in which it was trapped for hours before Nagarahole National Park officials located the animal and rescued it on Friday but the animal was starved making it exhausted when it was rescued by the officials.
The rescued animal was later shifted to Chamundi Rehabilitation and Rescue Centre at Koorgalli in Mysuru with the officials yet to decide on its release back into the wild.
The two-and-half year-old tiger was caught in the snare believed to have been laid to trap a wild boar on the periphery of Nagarahole Park at Shettihalli forest block of Muddanahally State Forest, said director of Nagarahole National Park and conservator of Forests Narayanaswami.
Sources say that the tiger might have been trapped in the night. The trapped tiger was noticed by a forest watcher and he alerted his seniors who swung into action and started combing the area using tamed elephants. The snare was laid in a field close to the trench of the park and the tiger on the prowl was caught in it.
The tiger had tried to free itself from the snare and has injured its mouth. Except for minor injuries, it had no external injuries when officials concerned rescued it.
"The tiger has been on an empty stomach and therefore it was exhausted," says a forest official to Deccan Chronicle adding that veterinarians will treat and observe its health before a decision is taken....