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Wallabies shot dead, found on sporting field

Police officers were called to the Marlin Coast Football Club grounds at Trinity Beach on Wednesday morning after reports that five agile rock wallabies were shot dead with an air rifle. Picture: BRENDAN RADKE.
Police officers were called to the Marlin Coast Football Club grounds at Trinity Beach on Wednesday morning after reports that five agile rock wallabies were shot dead with an air rifle. Picture: BRENDAN RADKE.

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.

Topics:  animal cruelty shooting wallabies


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