A dead kangaroo, killed by a motor vehicle on Rushforth Road, was left for days.
A dead kangaroo, killed by a motor vehicle on Rushforth Road, was left for days.

Roo carcass left for 2 days

COL Brown painted a grisly picture confronting bus passengers as they waited in South Grafton yesterday morning.

Six children and two adults sat in the shelter near the intersection of Bimble Avenue and Rushforth Road only metres away from a kangaroo that had been killed by a motor vehicle on Tuesday night. Two dogs chewed on the carcass.

Mr Brown said the grim scene should never have eventuated.

He said as soon as he saw the dead ’roo on Wednesday morning, he had contacted the Clarence Valley Council to ask if it could be removed from the road verge.

Mr Brown was told he had to make a formal request for the dead animal to be removed, which he did.

On Thursday, with the carcass still lying near the bus shelter, he contacted the council again to ask for its removal.

But yesterday morning it was still there, and dogs had started to tear it apart.

“It was there all day Tuesday, all day yesterday and it is still there,” Mr Brown said yesterday morning.

“I live in an area near several council employees and they were driving past it on the way to work.

“Dogs are starting to tear into it now, and it will only get worse unless it is moved straight away.

“It should have been moved by now.”

A spokesman for the Clarence Valley Council said the carcass was removed about lunchtime yesterday.

Dogs are starting to tear into it now, and it will only get worse unless it is moved.



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