BSF seizes seven pigeons of rare species

Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday seized seven pigeons of a rare species from West Bengal’s Nadia district, an officer said.

Acting on a tip about bird smuggling, the troopers at Madhupur outpost raided Mahakhola village and challenged a man carrying a cage.

Seven Old German Owl pigeons were seized from the cage but the smuggler fled, said BSF officer R.P.S. Jaiswal.

The South Bengal Frontier of BSF has seized 27 protected wildlife animals and caught one smuggler in 2017, the official added.