"At first, I heard a noise from my chicken coop and thought that a stray dog may have entered. However, when I checked the space underneath my house, I found a leopard there," house owner Hendi noted here on Thursday.
Based on the information collected, a leopard trespassed into the settlement of the local residents in Perbawati Village, Sukabumi District, at around midnight local time.
Hendi then checked his house out of curiosity and concern that his cattle was being harassed by a stray dog. He was surprised to see several chicken feathers scattered across his yard.
He initially thought that a chicken was being devoured by a stray dog, but after checking under the house with a flashlight, he saw a leopard hiding.
"I ran into my house, as I am afraid that the leopard will attack me. Hence, I called my friend and neighbor at dawn. Two of my chickens were eaten by that leopard," he added.
The leopard allegedly trespassed into the settlement owing to hunger. Moreover, the settlement is quite close to a forest in the Great Hall of Mount Gede and the Pangrango National Park.
Assistance from the Center for Natural Resource Conservation of West Java is awaited to catch the leopard, as it is still hiding under the house and has evaded the trap.
Reported by Aditya A Rohman
Editor: Heru Purwanto
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