Panic gripped Athirappilly and nearby areas after a leopard was reportedly sighted near the Pillappara rehabilitation colony. It was last sighted at 10 a.m. on Monday. Pet dogs had gone missing in the area in the past three weeks, said local people. Forest Department officials are patrolling the area and are planning to set up a trap. Meanwhile, wild elephants destroyed crops and solar fencing in the Varantharappilly area.
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