YOUTHS SIGHT TIGER NEAR ABNOLI
Dhanaji and Mashnu Patil of Mendil village saw a tiger at Abanoli which is 30 km from khanapur. With the news spread, Khanapur MLA Arvind Patil visited Mendil to meet the youths.The visit came as a surprise for the villagers, who said such incidents are common in their hamlet and they know how to handle such incidents.Dhanaji’s family members said that as residents of forest villages, they often sight tigers and leopards. As all the tigers and leopard are not maneaters, they claim they move fearlessly in the forest.
Krishna Gaonker, a villager, said a few tigers and leopards roam around Mendil village.According to him, the leopard menace has increased of late, and they hunt dogs in the village after dusk. “But tigers generally avoid humans. The best way to handle the situation is to avoid conflict