Gruesome koala find has all hoping culprit is nailed

World | Jan 12, 2018
A dead koala has been found screwed to a pole in Australia in a "sickening" act that sparked outrage on social media.

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

But on closer inspection, it was found to be dead and screwed in place.

"This poor koala has been screwed to the pole with building screws," KRQ said. "He is deceased, but whether or not he was when cruelly attached to the structure is unknown."

KRQ president Murray Chambers said: "We've had koalas shot a few times. We've had them deliberately run over, but this is the first time some nutcase has actually screwed a koala to a building. You know, I mean, what's wrong with society? Just makes you feel sick in the guts."

The gruesome find sparked outrage on KRQ's Facebook page.

"Hard to imagine that anyone could stoop so low," said Tim Siggs, while Elly Bunting added: "I really hope these grubs are caught and are dealt with, and NOT with a slap on the hand."


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