7 poachers held for killing deer
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 14:00
Erode: Seven persons have been arrested for allegedly poaching a deer and possessing its meat in Burgur forest range in the district.

The seven were arrested on Tuesday by forest personnel and Special Task Force (STF) police during a routine patrol at Kallikombai forest, forest officials said here on Wednesday.

They were found carrying 15 kg of deer meat and during questioning they told police that they trapped a deer and killed it for the meat.

All the seven were produced before Conservator of Forests Arun who imposed a fine of Rs 11,000 each as fine for poaching.

Meanwhile, forest personnel at Hassanure in Sathyamangalam forest noticed a flying squirrel in the area.

The gliding mammal was sighted after a gap of several years, officials said.


First Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 14:00

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