DROSH: A man in Beori village near Drosh on Friday claimed that a snow leopard went berserk after entering his pen and killed 18 goats on Thursday night, reported Jahan Zeb.
Four goats were also injured, according to Akram Jan, the owner of the house. But it might be a lynx attack as snow leopard never goes on such a rampage. Some years ago 18 goats were found killed in Bilphok village of Lotkoh in a similar way. The locals at that time said a group of lynx attacked the animals.
Despite heavy snowfall in the mountains this year no snow leopard could be spotted in the lower altitude areas, including Chitral Gol National Park, Shafiqullah Khan, the project manager of Pakistan Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Programme, had said.
According to him, the wild animal had last been spotted five years ago in Chitral forests.