A MAN accused of killing an Echidna because he wanted to “conserve its energy” to take it home with him is due to learn his fate in court today.
The Brisbane Griffith University student was allegedly caught with the dead animal by security officers at the Nathan Campus in May last year.
According to RSPCA Qld, the man told the officers that he had “dropped it from the walk-way bridge, high above, down to the ground below to conserve its energy to take it home.”
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The Chinese student, who said he was “fascinated” by the native animal, also allegedly threw rocks at it.
He is due to face Holland Park Magistrates Court on Wednesday.