Tragedy at Tura Beach
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
At 1:30am on Sunday morning, WIRES carer Janine had police knocking on her door. The police were holding a precious joey kangaroo, since named Nullah.
Barely 6 months old, Nullah had just become an orphan after his mother was one many Kangaroos struck by a vehicle late on Saturday Night in Tura Beach, NSW.
Police are now investigating the horrific incident and calling for anyone who witnessed the alleged act of cruelty to come forward with information.
A local resident described tyre marks at the scene which showed the car left the road and mounted the kerb onto the median strip at considerable speed.
There was at least one adult kangaroo which had been left in such a severe condition she had to be euthanized. Her joey and one other surviving orphan that were found are now both in care with Janine along with Nullah.
It is believed that up to 20 kangaroos were killed, including mothers and their pouch joeys.
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