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Injured rare fishing cat rescued from Cumilla

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  • 25 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Injured rare fishing cat rescued from Cumilla

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CUMILLA: A rare fishing cat, locally known as ‘Mecho Bagh’, was rescued in an injured condition from Gokulnagar village in Cumilla on Thursday.

According to locals, Anis Mia rescued the injured cat from the road after it was hit by a motorcycle and kept it chained in his house.

Members of police led by Sub-Inspector of Muradnagar police station Abdul Hamid rescued the fishing cat from Anis’s house.

SI Hamid said the cat was immediately sent to the upazila livestock department for treatment.

Upazila veterinary surgeon Dr Ishrat Jerin said the injured cat has received primary treatment and the Forest Department has been informed to take necessary steps.

Forester Fazle Rabbi from district Forest Department said there is nothing to be frightened for the locals as Mecho Bagh is not a ferocious animal.

It will be released in the area where it was rescued from after proper treatment, said the official.