POLICE are investigating the suspected shooting of five wallabies at Cairns' northern beaches.
The agile wallabies were found Wednesday morning dead on a sporting field within the Trinity Beach Sporting Complex by a groundskeeper.
Police at the scene said it appeared the marsupials had been shot by someone wielding an air rifle.
Wallabies are protected species in Queensland, with the maximum penalty for a serious animal cruelty incident being seven years imprisonment.
Police are urging anyone with information that may help with the investigation to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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