Kookaburra shot by an arrow in Loch Sport

Loch Sport police are appealing for information after a kookaburra was shot with an arrow. File photo

Loch Sport police are appealing for information after a kookaburra was shot with an arrow.
A Loch Sport resident made the disturbing discovery at the weekend, taking the arrow to the police station on Saturday afternoon.
The Gippsland Times understands the kookaburra is still alive, and the resident hopes it will make a full recovery.
A police officer told the Gippsland Times he was surprised by the incident, adding he had never heard of anything similar happening to kookaburras in the area before.
All native birds, mammals, reptiles and frogs are protected in Victoria.
The maximum penalty for aggravated cruelty leading to death or serious disablement of an animal is $82,610 and two years’ jail.
The maximum penalty for illegally hunting, taking or destroying protected wildlife is $8261 and-or six months’ imprisonment.