Kangaroo found shot through the neck with arrow on Mareeba golf course
Cruel: The Tableland community of Mareeba has expressed outrage after a kangaroo was found shot through its neck with an arrow on a local golf course this morning. Picture: KYLIE REGHENZANI
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE: AN adult kangaroo has been found shot through the neck with an arrow on the Mareeba Golf Course this morning.
The kangaroo is thought to be about five years old.
GRAPHIC IMAGES: Kangaroo shot through neck with arrow
Golfer Jim Logan thought he saw three men walking along the golf course's fence line shortly before they encountered the injured kangaroo.
"There’s no need for that in modern society," My Logan said.
Another witness, John Pilbin, said the animal seemed distressed. "If you’ve got an arrow through your neck of course it would be distressing. You'd have to say he was in some pain," he said.
RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beattie said there had been a number of arrow attacks on animals across the state recently.
"I just can't understand what possible enjoyment anyone could get from shooting an animal that is totally defenceless and normally stationary," Mr Beattie said.
The animal is expected to survive and will undergo a procedure to remove the arrow later today.