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 massacre.
Fourteen kangaroos – including two joeys – were found at two locations near Batemans Bay on Saturday morning.
Corpses in the Long Beach area were reported to police and WIRES after 7 p.m.
They discovered five dead adult kangaroos and a dead joey next to Blair Road and Sandy Place.
Police were later notified about an additional seven adult kangaroos and a joey found dead in the Maloneys Beach area.
Authorities removed the animals and preliminary inquiries suggested they may have been deliberately killed.
Police interviewed several witnesses and examined CCTV footage from the area.
They are asking for public help to identify the drivers of two white four-wheel-drive utes seen around Blair Road and Sandy Place in Long Beach and Maloneys Drive and Hibiscus Close in Maloneys Beach between 10 p.m. on Friday and 12.30am on Saturday.
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