Jackals attacked and wounded around 18 villagers and livestock, residents of Bakot circle in Nathiagali said on Friday.
Nadeem Abbasi, a resident of Mooliya village said “a large number of jackals have gone rabid and attack villagers.”
“During the past four days these animals have attacked 18 villagers, including 8 children, while they were collecting firewood in forests,” added Abbasi.
Another villager, Naveed said jackals roaming around populated areas in the afternoon have so far attacked over two dozen goats, of which 13 have died.
A wildlife department official confirmed reports of attacks by jackals, saying the matter has been brought to their notice and protective measures will be taken.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2013.
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