Police are investigating whether the deaths of more than a dozen kangaroos on the south coast of NSW were the result of a deliberate mass slaughter.
Fourteen kangaroos – including two delights – were found across two sites near Batemans Bay on Saturday morning.
The bodies in the Long Beach area were reported to police and wires just after noon. 7.
They discovered five dead adult kangaroos and a dead joey along Blairs Road and Sandy Place.
Police were later notified of seven more adult kangaroos, and a joey was found dead in the Maloneys Beach area.
Authorities have removed the animals, and preliminary investigations suggest they may have been killed on purpose.
Police have questioned several witnesses and are investigating CCTV footage from the area.
They are appealing for public assistance to identify the drivers of two white four-wheel-drive implements seen around Blairs Road and Sandy Place on Long Beach and Maloneys Drive and Hibiscus Close at Maloneys Beach between 10pm on Friday and 12.30pm on Saturday.
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