AHMEDABAD: The forest department is using a drone to spot the leopard whose pugmarks were discovered in Sanathal on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday.
This is the second sighting of a leopard in seven months near the village which lies about 5km from Shela.
Forest officials said they deployed a drone on Friday which covered an area of 5km radius and checked the ground from 10 aerial survey points to locate the leopard.
Villagers had informed to find signs of leopard presence to the forest department on Thursday and also showed the leopard’s pugmarks. Foresters said the leopard is a sub-adult, and it had hunted a nilgai calf.
Senior forest officials said that they had installed eight cages and also installed CCTV cameras to spot the leopard.