Sunday 8 March 2015

Jaguar killed after terrorizing villagers for two months - Guyana

Jaguar killed after terrorizing villagers for two months 

08-03-2015  INews Guyana

Residents of the Mashabo Village in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) can now sleep easier at nights after capturing a Jaguar that struck terror into their hearts for over two months. According to reports coming out of Mashabo, the villagers were able to capture the lone jaguar sometime Sunday morning using a gun trap.

However, this was not before it had slaughtered some 14 dogs during its two month rampage in the lakeside village. Just last September a large Jaguar was shot and killed in the compound of a Hindu Temple at Grant Burn Bush/ Profit in the Lower Pomeroon River.

According to reports, the animal which was roaming the area, searching for dogs to eat, ended up trapped in the Temple compound.

Jaguars are considered an endangered species in Guyana; as a matter of fact it is at the top of the list of endangered species.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment is currently working with a US based Non-Governmental Organisation to look at conservation and reducing further threat to the animal.
Regulations provide for the prosecution of anyone who kills the animal.