Fourth Animal Found Decapitated This Month
WARNING: Graphic images.
A headless kangaroo has been found in the South Australian city of Port Augusta, less than a week after a similar discovery in Adelaide -- and part of a spate of butchered animals in the area.
The animal was found opposite a cemetery in the Carlton Parade stable area by a local resident.
The woman told 10 daily it was obvious it had not been hit by a car as its head was lying nearby, skinned.
After making the gruesome discovery, the woman reported it to the local council.
While there is no evidence to suggest the cases are linked, this is the second kangaroo to be found beheaded in the state in under a week -- and the fourth animal this month.
Police were investigating whether a small kangaroo found butchered on the side of a road in Adelaide's north-east was connected to two cats found beheaded in a nearby suburb.
The first cat was found in the backyard of a Wynn Vale resident's home in early May, a week before a second cat was left headless in a playground in Golden Grove.
A South Australia RSPCA spokesperson said it wasn't believed the kangaroo cases were connected to the cats.
"It's just unusual they've all been beheaded," the spokesperson said.
No formal report has yet been lodged with SA Police or RSPCA regarding the most recent kangaroo incident.
Anyone convicted of the crimes faces a $50,000 fine or four years jail.