The Coimbatore Forest Department has taken efforts on Wednesday to capture an Asiatic wild dog spotted on the banks of Ukkadam.
“The animal appears to be in good health. Its bite may cause rabies to human,” said A Sugumar, veterinarian, Coimbatore Forest Division.
The department has decided to trap the carnivore either by using a cage or with a net. Officials believe that the wild dog could have strayed out of the nearby forests.