Tigress trapped
PIRKHALI (SUNDERBANS), Tuesday 2nd August 2011

 A six-year-old tigress, which frequently strayed into a village adjoining Sunderbans' Pirkhali forest, was lured and trapped on Monday.

Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR) officials said that the animal is in good health and will be released back into the forest in a day.

The tigress has strayed into Mathurakhand village from Pirkhali forest across the river as many as eight times since July 8. The tigress had tasted easy prey. It killed two goats, a cow and some dogs. On Saturday, STR officials laid a trap and caught it early on Monday.