Quiet seaside town shocked by a violent act against kangaroos after they were run over and left to die in the street.
- Kangaroos run over in Batemans Bay
- Six roos were left to die last Sunday
- The neighbors heard noises at night.
- Warning: disturbing content
Six kangaroos were cut up and left to die on a quiet street in a beachside town, with residents and wildlife rescuers up in arms over the ‘disturbing’ incident.
The attack happened on Blairs Road in Long Beach in Batemans Bay on the south coast of New South Wales last Sunday and locals claimed they heard noises at the time and then saw burn marks on the road.
Images of the targeted animals show them on the ground with red crosses marked by wildlife rescue organization WIRES to identify if their bags had been checked for joeys.
One of the kangaroos on the ground was photographed with a joey lying next to it.
A dead kangaroo with a pink joey was first discovered by a local just before midnight.
Then a wildlife rescuer shined his headlights on the street and discovered three injured adult kangaroos lying on the grass, including one with a joey.
Images of the target animals show them on the ground with red crosses marked (pictured) by WIRES to identify if their pouches had been checked for joeys.
One of the kangaroos on the ground was photographed with a joey lying next to it (pictured)
WIRES Mid South Coast Branch President Janelle Renes said the kangaroos were seriously injured with broken legs.
“Kangaroos never scream, they just kick or make a silent sound when in pain,” he said. Yahoo News Australia.
“I think that’s what makes it easier for people to hurt them, that they’re so quiet.”
The volunteers said they were concerned that there may be more injured animals that have escaped into the bush and may be slowly dying from an infection.
It comes after 14 ‘roos were killed in October 2021 in the same area, with one joey surviving the incident.
Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to recklessly beating and killing an animal, but the charges were dismissed last July.
A wildlife rescuer turned on his headlights 400 meters down the street and discovered three injured adult kangaroos lying on the grass, including one with a joey (one of the ‘roos pictured)
The attack happened on Blairs Road in Long Beach (pictured) in Batemans Bay on the south coast of New South Wales last Sunday.
‘It’s like déjà vu. It’s a sad situation when people think it’s fun to cut kangaroos,” said Ms. Renes.
“It’s very traumatic for rescuers because we do everything we can to save wildlife, and then this happens.”
There is no suggestion that both incidents are related.
New South Wales Police said officers from the South Coast Police District were notified of several kangaroo bodies found in the area.
“Initial investigations suggest that the kangaroos were killed between 6:30pm and 10:00pm that night,” a police spokesman said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Batemans Bay Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
WIRES was contacted by Daily Mail Australia for comment.