Shock As Koala Found Screwed To Pole

Shock As Koala Found Screwed To Pole

Koala Rescue Queensland (KRQ) responded to a report of one of the furry animals climbing a picnic shelter at Brooloo Park Lookout near Gympie, 175 kilometres north of Brisbane'.

Mr Chambers' colleague Ray Chambers said there was a need for stronger penalties for animal cruelty to stop this "horrid" behaviour.

Koala rescuers were left horrified after the dead koala was reportedly found. "This poor koala has been screwed to the pole with building screws, he is deceased, but whether or not he was when cruelly attached to the structure is unknown", the rescue group wrote on Facebook.

A picture of the koala was posted to The Koala Rescue Queensland Facebook page calling on the public for any information on who was responsible.

Meanwhile, the RSPCA is expecting to conduct a necropsy on the koala and police may investigate when results come, possibly by Friday.

His major concern was finding out whether the animal was alive or dead when it was screwed to the pole.

The autopsy will also determine if the koala was dead or alive at the time he was bolted to the wooden post.

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Murray told the ABC he thought he was hearing things when he heard what had happened.

The koala's cause of death has not yet been determined; however, its fur was covered in dry blood at the time of discovery.

It is not yet known how the koala died.

"The culprit even put gum leaves next to the koala ... just makes you feel sick in the guts". The next step in the process is for the koala, a healthy male, to be inspected by vets.

"This is very disturbing", Queensland RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty told Reuters.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has warned that the criminal responsible could face animal cruelty charges, reported the BBC.

Queensland Police and the RSPCA Queensland have been contacted for comment.

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