Handwara, July 1, KNT: A rare musk deer commonly known as ‘roose kat’ was captured alive while roaming in Bhawan Watsar locality of Rajwar in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday.
A wildlife official Muhammad Sadiq told news agency Kashmir News Trust that the deer was roaming in the fields of Bhawan Watsar locality of Rajwar last evening after which the animal was captured alive by the locals.
He said the locals handed over the rare animal to wildlife officials.
He added it was likely that the deer was frightened and might have come down from forests to an inhabited area situated at the bottom of Rajwar range forests.
Later, he said, the musk deer was taken to Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary in Srinagar.(KNT)