GHOSTS BY DAYLIGHT AT ROLLAPADU WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

We (Adiseshaiah-Bird Tracker, Chendu and Preethi) were lucky to spot two Indian wolves (Canis lupus) ghosting through the dry grass while hiking in Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Wolf population there which is more than 10 individuals helps keep the Blackbuck numbers in check, thereby keeping the grassland ecosystem in balance. The image below shows Wolf scat with Blackbuck hair in it.
A Wolf
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Black Bucks in their ideal habitat
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Wolf Scats
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by Chendu Raju
                                                  
                                                                                                                    

Wolf goes wild, injures 20 before being killed

Staff Reporter

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People injured in the wolf attack being treated at a government hospital in Anantapur district on Sunday.– PHOTO: R.V.S. PRASAD

People injured in the wolf attack being treated at a government hospital in Anantapur district on Sunday.– PHOTO: R.V.S. PRASAD

A wolf, suspected to be infected with rabies, on Sunday injured close to 20 persons belonging to six villages in Puttaparthy and Bukkapatnam mandals of Anantapur district before being killed by the villagers.

Early in the morning, the wolf attacked residents of Vengalamma Cheruvu in Puttaparthy mandal and surrounding villages, which was chased away by the villagers. It was subsequently caught attacking a 7-year-old boy in Kothakota village of Bukkapatnam mandal when the villagers killed it.

Anantapur DFO P.S. Raghaviah toldThe Hinduthat around 20 persons including women and two children were injured in the wolf attack. The injured were administered first aid at Puttaparthy before shifting them to Anantapur general hospital for treatment.

Mr. Raghaviah said the forest officials conducted post-mortem on the animal at Kothakota village and have preserved the brain to find out whether the wolf was infected with rabies.

“The brain will be sent to the Indian Veterinary Research Laboratory (IVRL) for examination,” he said.

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