Wild Animals moving out of the national parks have become quite a feature in Coorg lately. This time a tigeress which has moved out of Nagarhole National Park has set a record of sorts – she has bagged 25 tame and household animals in the past fifteen days. The “poor” planter who is already braving the assault of the elephants on his crop is now more worried about his livestock. Humans in distress make more sense to many, than giving it a good thought why this phenomenon is being witnessed in Coorg lately.
There is no land left for the animals to be precise. Their is hardly any forest cover left around the Reserve Forest or National Parks, due to encroachment, expansion of the the money spinning “caffeine” plantations. Even the Devarakads(Gods own abode) have been encroached by the devils around.
And the icining on the cake of woes(man-animal conflict) is that Kodagu Zilla Panchayat now is opposed to the ” eco-sensitive zone proposed around Nagarahole National Park fearing an impact on livelihoods among other “concerns”.
The animals are angry…. they thunder… ” this is land of our ajja’s also”.