Duck suffers after being shot
A DUCK, from the Lake Alford ponds, was shot some time overnight on Tuesday and left to suffer until a council worker found it yesterday morning.
Gympie police were called to the popular rest area on the southern entrance to Gympie where they arranged for the duck to be euthanased by a local vet.
“It was probably a slug gun that was used in the shooting,” Senior Constable Kylie McLellan from Gympie Police Station said.
She said Gympie Regional Council had been having trouble with vandalism at that site and as a consequence, police had stepped up patrols.
Officers also discovered vandalism in the form of a broken rotunda gate and smashed lights in the rotunda and amenities block.
“If anyone saw or heard anything overnight on Tuesday, we ask that they contact the Gympie Police Station on 5482 1111 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
“We are also asking the public to be vigilant and alert police to any unusual behaviour or noises in their area.”