2 days back a local lady spotted a panther near the road at the entrance of Acres Wild Farm and promptly fainted. Some 15 jeeps of forest officials descended to trap the poor animal and another panther that was spotted at the same time managed to escape. Much excitement though for a minute the scene looked more like they had found a terrorist ‘holed up’ in the bushes :-).
Anyway it confirmed once again that panthers are around Coonoor and definitely at Acres Wild. And yes, we have to be a bit more careful.