A driver has deliberately run over and killed nine kangaroos, even turning around to finish off any survivors in a sleepy Queensland holiday town.
The RSPCA says witnesses saw a white Toyota Landcruiser ute driving up the Esplanade at Toorbul, north of Brisbane, on Wednesday night.
At the time a mob of roos was hopping across the road to feed on the other side.
Instead of slowing down or stopping to avoid them, the driver deliberately steered the ute at them.
A number were killed, including two joeys.
Ten minutes later the ute came back and drove over a roo which was lying injured on the road before hitting and killing several more.
The attack, which killed nine animals in all, was reported to the RSPCA who are calling for witnesses to help them find the driver.
"This is appalling," spokesman Michael Beatty said.
"If anyone has any information that can help us identify the ute or the person driving it we'd urge them to contact us on 1300 ANIMAL."
In the last two weeks a platypus was found at Karana Downs with severe head injuries, a witness saw a brush turkey being bashed to death at Darra and two kangaroos were garotted by a hand-operated wire trap at Parkridge South.