A tigress died after it got caught in a snare in Kodagu district on Sunday.
The tigress, aged around 6 years, was found dead with serious injuries at Kummatur village in Srimangala, near the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. This is the sixth tiger death this month at the Nagarahole and Bandipur region.
The forest officials suspect that the injuries could have occurred elsewhere since no snare was found around the place where the carcass was found. The big cat died due to grave injuries by the snare. The increase in the number of traps in Kodagu has become a cause of worry for the Forest Department.