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Rare fishing cat captured in Magura

  • Published at 10:42 pm December 29th, 2019
Magura Rare fishing Cat
Photo shows a rare fishing cat captured in Magura on Saturday, December 28, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The feline was trapped in a cage set on the bank of River Nabaganga beside the house of Sudhir Das of the village

A fishing cat was reportedly captured in Shialjuri village of Magura Sadar upazila's Gopalgram union Saturday night.

The feline was trapped in a cage set on the bank of River Nabaganga beside the house of Sudhir Das of the village.

Sudhir's son Sukhdeb Das said he suspected their poultry was being attacked by a fox or a wildcat and he set the trap to prevent that. The cat later fell in that trap.

Villagers crowded their house to catch a glance of the cat.

Satrujitpur police camp Inspector Bisharul Islam said the captured cat looks very similar to a fishing cat.

"We will send it to the Forest Department soon, who will identify its species," he added.