Wild cat trapped in cage meant to catch foxes near airport

A wild cat was trapped in a cage put up by the forest department at Devi Ahilyabai Airport here Friday, to catch foxes which posed a danger to flights.

PTI| Updated: Nov 21, 2014, 18:18 PM IST

Indore: A wild cat was trapped in a cage put up by the forest department at Devi Ahilyabai Airport here Friday, to catch foxes which posed a danger to flights.

"The forest department has been trying to catch foxes in the airport's premises for which cages have been installed. A wild cat was trapped today," Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) A K Joshi told PTI.

In the past, two foxes were trapped, he said.

The population of foxes around the airport has posed a danger since these animals have come close to the aircraft earlier, an airport officer said.

Thickets around the airport is home to around 20 foxes, wildlife experts said.