Bear kills yaks, sheep in Chitral village.

CHITRAL -- A brown bear has killed a number of yaks and sheep in Sor Laspur village, which flanks Shandur pasture in north of Upper Chitral, during last three days that created panic among the residents.

Yusuf Shahzad, a resident of Sor Laspur, told this scribe that the predator attacked the animals in the pasture adjacent to the village at nighttime where they were left for grazing.

He said the bear set a boulder rolling from an inclined plain towards the herd of animals to kill and then devour them, as it could not attack a stout yak to death easily.

Mr Shahzad said the predator had been spotted in Shandur pasture some years ago, but it was for the first time that it descended to the village in search of food.

Divisional forest officer of wildlife division Idrees Khan told Dawn that he...

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