Two trained elephants from the Sakre Bail camp and their handlers joined the Forest team to trace the elusive leopard at the Gold Course Belagavi.
The elephants reached Belagavi at night and today took up their job of tracing the Leopard around noon.
Elephants Arjun and Aale were in the morning were taken for a walk in the grasslands on the golf course to make them comfortable with the new place.
The Elephants can drive the leopard away from the hiding place and hence it can be caught.
A dart shooter, Vinay also reached Belagavi and he has been authorized to shoot at sight and tranquilise the leopard.
Over 200 personnel from the forest and police departments have been deployed to the golf course to search the Leopard.
A special pig catching team also arrived along with special nets to support the team so the Leopard could be cornered.
The Leopard was first sighted in Jadhav Nagar when it attacked a mason on August 5 and since then it has been elusive except for the day when it was seen in the morning by the bus drivers and then it jumped over to the racecourse where the forest officials could not fire the dart.
The 250 sprawling acres of the Belagavi Gold course has ample food for wild animals, including peacocks, deer, dogs, and rabbit. The thick vegetation all along the edges makes it a heaven for the leopard to hide itself.