Malkangiri: Forest Department officials rescued a wild bear, which got stuck in a trap laid by the villagers, near Mallikeswar hills on the outskirts of Malkangiri town on Thursday.
According to sources, the bear got stuck in the trap laid by the locals to catch wild boars.
The animal was spotted by locals early this morning following which the villagers alerted the forest department about the same.
On being informed forest department officials reached the spot and launched a rescue operation to free the animal. After hours of ordeal, the forest officials successfully rescued the bear from the trap.