By Amanjeet Kaur
A foggy winter morning recently, the team of Wildlife SOS received a call from RFO Raya about a wild pig that had toppled into an unused well at a village called Pavesra in Mathura district. The rescue team of Wildlife SOS- Karamveer Nath, Moharpal, our veterinarians- Dr Yaduraj, Dr Neeraj and the communication officer Arpit Kubba rushed to the rescue site.
On arrival, the team saw that several local spectators were present at the site. Wildlife SOS team knew that they had to keep the crowd in control while rescuing the wild pig. After a thorough inspection of the area, Dr Yaduraj decided to descend into the 20 ft deep well and rescue the pig. He darted the pig with a tranquilizer and used a net to carry him out of the well safely.
The wild pig was rushed to the hospital at Agra Bear Rescue Facility where he was examined by our vets. After keeping the wild pig in observation for a couple of hours, he was termed fit for release. Later that evening, he was set free in the wild. DFO Mathura, Mr Mahaveer IFS congratulated the team of Wildlife SOS for a successful rescue and release operation.
Photo Credits: Arpit Kubba/ Wildlife SOS