Hyderabad: Week after the presence of a leopard was confirmed in Kothapally, a woman security guard of the University of Hyderabad has claimed sighting of a leopard in the university campus on Friday.
University officials immediately contacted the Telangana forest department which sent its officials to the location. Besides looking for pug marks or any other signs that might confirm the leopard’s presence on the campus, the forest department has decided to set up camera traps as well.
As reported by the New Indian Express, UoH Chief Security Officer informed the forest department that the woman security guard is confident of her claim that she indeed saw a leopard running in the campus. The report added that a pug mark was also discovered in the university near the Peacock Lake but it has not been identified yet.
UoH spokesperson, Prof Vinod Pavarala said the university will put up a notice asking individuals not to venture into lonely areas anywhere on the campus in the interest of their safety.