Just getting closer to Kevin & # 39; s murderer: man accused of beheaded kookaburra hires a lawyer when locals call him on Facebook and police say they know who he is
- Police said they believe they know the identity of the man who beheaded kookaburra
- WA Police Commissioner Dawson said he was convinced that charges would be imposed
- The man grabbed the kookaburra and pulled his head off after he landed on his plate
- The popular bird was known as Kevin and for cheeky stealing food from plates
- A loophole in animal abuse could still see the man escaping with conviction
- One man has been accused of performing the act in multiple posts on social media
- The accused has reportedly threatened to take legal action against those posting
- Do you know the kookaburra killer? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The net is getting closer to the man accused of beheading a kookaburra because police and residents claim to know who he is.
The bird, nicknamed & # 39; Kevin & # 39 ;, was killed by the restaurant after he landed on his plate and ate some of his food at the Parkerville Tavern in Parkerville, 33 km west of Perth, on Friday night.
Western Australia police chief Chris Dawson said the authorities know who was responsible for the bird's death.
Residents of the Perth Hills region, where the incident took place, named a man and the woman he was dining with, presumably his girlfriend.
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The hunt for the man who tore Kevin's head of the kookaburra (photo) while he was alive could almost be over after the police revealed that they think they know who the perpetrator is
The accused man has now threatened to take legal action against those who have published his name online, The Western Australian has reported.
Lawyer Ross Williamson wrote a legal letter to the person who called his client online.
& # 39; It is clear that you have said to a large number of people that (name removed), when euthanizing it; caused the bird to suffer at the Parkerville Tavern, & he wrote.
& # 39; My client has complained to the police about your behavior and that of others.
& # 39; In the event that you have been convicted of a criminal offense, my client … will particularly strongly advocate the punishment imposed on you to deter others from being on-line vigilant. & # 39;
Mr. Williamson declined to comment on the letter.
Commissioner Dawson said the incident was still to be arrested, but added that he believed the man would be charged.
& # 39; Nothing I was informed of tells me that this person will escape without a very serious charge, & # 39; he said 7News.
Kevin was known for brutally stealing food from cafe visitors and is believed to have stolen one of the man's chips.
A WA police spokesperson told Daily Mail that Australia had not been arrested and investigations were underway.
Witness Tania Scheulin said the man grabbed the bird as he shot down, slammed it against his plate and tore his head off.
& # 39; He then threw it under the table and continued his dinner as if nothing happened, & # 39; she said 9News.
A social media commentary that was widely shared online said that children were sitting at the next table and added: & # 39; Kevin made a sound that can never be forgotten & # 39 ;.
It comes after the RSPCA said the man could escape prosecution because of a legal loophole.
Kevin the kookaburra was known at the Parkerville Tavern (photo) in Parkerville, 33 km west of Perth (photo) for jumping on the guests' plates and helping their meal
A charity spokeswoman said the organization did not give up prosecuting the man, but the law was unclear.
Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan has vowed to investigate legal avenues around native nature conservation – depending on the exact species – and said the actions of the man & # 39; pretty disgusting & # 39; and that everyone was rightly upset & # 39; used to be.
"We are now checking with the department whether this can be characterized as an act of animal abuse," she told reporters Monday.
The pub said in a post deleted on social media (pictured in the photo) that the staff were in disbelief after the & # 39; barbaric attack & # 39;
Ms. MacTiernan said that if the case had uncovered a legal gap, it could lead to changes to the Animal Welfare Act, which is currently being reviewed.
& # 39; Clearly we need a law that would prevent that horrible behavior, & # 39; she said.
In a social media post that has since been deleted, the pub said they were & unbelieving about the barbaric attack on one of nature's gifts & # 39 ;.
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