Indroda Nature Park has written to the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation (GMC), asking it to rid the nature park of stray dogs, which have become a nuisance not only for visitors but animals as well.
Recently, a pack of stray dogs mauled a nilgai calf, prompting action by the Gujarat Ecological Education and Research Foundation (GEER), which manages the park located in Gandhinagar.
R D Khamboj, director of GEER Foundation, said, “We have requested GMC to catch stray dogs within the park. Recently, I noticed stray dogs attacking a blue bull calf. While employees of the foundation saved the calf, it is necessary to get rid of the dogs in the nature park.”
Although the Indroda Nature Park, spread over 400 hectares in Gandhinagar is fenced all around, there are ravines and other parts from where stray dogs enter the nature park. The dogs get easy prey by hunting hares and other smaller animals that live in the ravines.