Police are investigating whether the deaths of more than a dozen kangaroos on the NSW South Coast were the result of a deliberate act of mass slaughter.
Fourteen kangaroos – including two joeys – were found across two sites near Batemans Bay on Saturday morning.
The carcasses in the Long Beach area were reported to police and WIRES just after 7am.
Fourteen kangaroos have been found dead on the NSW South Coast.
They discovered five dead adult kangaroos and one dead joey along Blairs Road and Sandy Place.
Police were later notified of a further seven adult kangaroos and one joey found dead in the Maloneys Beach area.
Authorities have removed the animals and initial inquiries suggest they may have been deliberately killed.
Police have interviewed multiple witnesses and are examining CCTV footage from the area.
They are appealing for public assistance to identify the drivers of two white four-wheel-drive utes seen around Blairs Road and Sandy Place at Long Beach and Maloneys Drive and Hibiscus Close at Maloneys Beach between 10pm on Friday and 12.30am on Saturday.
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