Kangaroos run over, wounded in ‘deliberate’ attack

Police are investigating after three kangaroos were found run over and wounded in what’s being described as a deliberate attack in the NSW hunter region.

A bushwalker came across the grim discovery whilst walking through Wollombi Park in Muswellbrook about 8.00am on Sunday.

Detectives investigating the horrific attack say that initial inquiries suggest two kangaroos may have been deliberately run over by a vehicle while a third kangaroo, which was found dead, had suffered a wound to the chest.


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A crime scene has been established and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident are continuing.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam vision in the area at the time to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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????? Sick sick sick. As if we haven’t already lost enough to bushfires. Makes a complete mockery of all the wild care services that are rescuing and rehabilitating our precious surviving wild life.

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There are very few words that could describe what has happened to these poor kangaroos – what is wrong with people these days – not enough punishment these days for harming these helpless creatures – they will just get a slap on the wrist – these are lives being taken, beautiful creatures that have harmed nobody – honestly people make me sick. I hope if they are caught they are dealt with as if these were people because we have lost an awful lot of kangaroos in the fires – it will be too late soon when all the animals… Read more »