Driver came back to kill more kangaroos near Bribie Island

NINE kangaroos have been killed in a sickening act of cruelty near Bribie Island overnight. Two of the kangaroos were joeys.

The RSPCA said a white Toyota Land Cruiser tray-back ute with "pipe frame and mesh" on the back was seen driving up the Esplanade at Toorbul Wednesday night at 9.45 pm.

The driver deliberately swerved to hit the kangaroos.

It then came back ten minutes later, ran over one kangaroo which was lying injured on the road and hit several more.

"This is appalling," said RSPCA Qld spokesman Michael Beatty.

"If anyone has any information that can help us identify the ute or the person driving it we'd urge them to contact us on 1300 ANIMAL."

In the last two weeks a platypus was found at Karana Downs with severe head injuries, a scrub turkey was observed being bashed to death in Darra and two kangaroos were garrotted with a hand operated wire trap at Parkridge South.

The animal cruelty cases also include a mass poultry slaughter at a Morayfield home in February.

Retiree Kerry Twine, 68 and her partner Robert Venz of Adelong Ct, were left distraught after they discovered the cruel mess left in their back yard.

About 20 birds including ducks and chickens were decapitated and left around their yard.

In October last year, police released CCTV footage of those responsible for attacking two alpacas at Caboolture State High School.

The video (above) shows two males enter the school agriculture farm and torment the animals for just over ten minutes.

Topics:  animal cruelty, bribie island, editors picks, kangaroos, rspca, toorbul




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
This home makes you feel... $525,000
House 4 2 2
Immaculately presented... $575,000
House 4 2 2
Fully Renovated - Self... $589,000
House 5 3 2
Solid Brick Home with an... $420,000
House 3 1 2

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Tweed jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
Spirelight Brand... Tweed Heads Full Time
PA/ LEGAL SECRETARY/... Ocean Shores Full Time
Looking for a Cabinet... Tweed Heads Contract


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Virgo

You may need to limit your choices and destinations if travel is on the cards. Your plans will have to fit your budget. You have to crawl...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save