2 Bisons stray into Manugonda village

2 Bisons stray into Manugonda village
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In an incident that highlights the scarcity of food the wild animals facing, a couple of Indian Bison (Gaur-Adavi dunna) strayed into the human habitations in Geesukonda mandal in Warangal Rural district on Wednesday.

Warangal: In an incident that highlights the scarcity of food the wild animals facing, a couple of Indian Bison (Gaur-Adavi dunna) strayed into the human habitations in Geesukonda mandal in Warangal Rural district on Wednesday.

The villagers spotted two bisons moving around Manugonda village in Geesukonda during evening hours of Wednesday. A farmer, called G Chinnnalachaiah was attacked by one of the animals, when he tried to chase them away while they were moving into his agricultural field on Wednesday.

The animal ripped his stomach with its horns inflicting serious injury that caused his intestine to come out. He was rushed to the MGM Hospital where he was undergoing treatment. The incident caused much panic among the villagers.

The residents of the village T Narasaiah and others said they informed police and forest officials about the straying wild animals. They said except wild boars, they never seen a bison coming into their village.

When contacted, the Warangal Rural district forest officer K Purushotham said the bisons might wandered away from the forests in search of food and water. They were by nature very wild and each weigh around one tonne.

Since the animals acts very ferociously, the villagers in Geesugonda and Nallabelly mandals were advised not to move outside during night and not to irritate the wild animals. Local sarpanches were asked to alert the villagers and to tell them that they would attract severe punishment if attacked or injured the bisons, which were schedule-I animals.

Normally the animals would go back to the forests from where they come. They might have strayed away from Eturnagaram sanctuary. Two teams of forest personnel were already deployed and they would stay overnight at the village to handle the issue. If required, they would tranquilise the animals and leave them in the forests, Purushotham said.

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