Decapitated koalas, birds, dogs and opossums are found abandoned in a city park – the barbaric scene is so gruesome that rangers have been given advice
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- Over a dozen mutilated animals found at Anzac Park in Toowong, QLD
- Animals included a decapitated koala, dogs, birds, a cat and possums
- Two 44-litre drums filled with soil were found with the corpses in a pile nearby
- Police and the RSPCA are investigating. Officers received advice
More than a dozen mutilated animals, including a decapitated koala, dogs, birds and possums, have been discovered in a park in downtown Brisbane.
Horrified city workers made the disturbing discovery at Toowong’s Anzac Park in the heart of the city on Thursday evening.
Two 44-litre drums containing soil were found at the scene, with the corpses of mutilated animals placed in a pile nearby.
It is understood that nearly 20 slaughtered animals were found, including a Border Collie, a cat and guinea pigs.
More than a dozen mutilated animals, including a decapitated koala, dogs, birds and opossums, have been discovered at Anzac Park in Toowong, Queensland (pictured)
“Officers were called to a location on Wool Street around 6:30 p.m. after the animals, including koalas and dogs, were discovered on a grassy edge,” police told AAP in a statement.
“Inquiries are ongoing into the cause of death and the circumstances leading to their departure.”
Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said it was a ‘sick act’ and officers who came across the horrific scene had been given counsel.
“I am saddened, disturbed and appalled by what happened here,” said Cr Schrinner.
“It is now the business of the police who I hope will find the culprits so that our courts can deal with them.”
Police and the RSPCA have launched a joint investigation and will scour the city’s CCTV network, but have asked anyone with information to contact authorities.
Cr Schrinner also said: ‘I can confirm that the council officers who were first on the scene received advice following the horrific things they saw.