Bhubaneswar:28/6/17; Odisha forest department has brought ten km radius expanse of human settlements in Niali block of Cuttack district under geographic information system (GIS) and satellite imagery linkage in an attempt to identify the mysterious animals that have gone on killing spree targeting the sheep.
The system has been put in place since yesterday with GIS satellite imagery capturing the movement of an animal in Olansha village last night. The forest personnel will step up vigil in the area to track down the animal tonight, said Parasant Mishra, Divisional Forest Officer (City Division).
The department officials are constantly monitoring the feedback. We are hopeful of cracking the mysterious sheep killing though from pugmarks sighted near the sheep sheds indicate that the bloody nuisance is being perpetrated by a pack of wolves. However we are yet to arrive at a definite conclusion, he said.