A leopard strayed into the police lines in Navsari on Saturday triggering panic among the residents. It took forest department personnel seven-hours to capture it.
Navsari area is approximately 30 km from Surat.
The forest authorities took away the leopard in a cage.
Cases of leopards from nearby forests entering residential areas in search of water and food have become common. Experts cite deforestation as a possible reason for wild animals straying into cities and villages.
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