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Guards brave odds to protect KNP
 KOHORA, Sept 20 – Despite heavy odds, the forest guards of Kaziranga National Park are delivering good services towards protection of wild animals in the park area even though most of the forest camps compound are still under flood waters.

The forest guard houses which is about 6 to 7 feet high from ground level, is the only shelter for those brave forest personnel.

This Correspondent today visited those affected areas by boat and found that toilets and bathrooms of the forest camps are still under waters.

“We always remain alert so that no poacher can take the advantage of flood situation,” said a forest guard.

Even travelling by boat from one forest camp to another is difficult due to the presence of submerged vegetation. This means slow pace of travel in the midst of the possibility of attacks by wild animals.

“Apart from poachers, we are also attacked by rhinos and elephants. This has become a routine affair for us,” said another forest guard.

The affected camps are Bokabeel, Ajagar, Borbeel, Kerasin, Bokpara, etc.

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