Council response to 'roo dump

Council has admitted to dumping a dead kangaroo at Walker Park last week.

Local farmer Ian McClung was working near his fence line on Thursday at about 7.30am when he saw a council front-end loader dump the carcass.

Director of Operations Simon Cassidy said council staff were helping a private landholder who asked for the kangaroo to be moved from their property.

“Council staff assisted and moved the carcass way up the back of Walker Park away from residences where it was thought it would not cause any issues,” he said.

After Mr McClung contacted police voicing his concerns, they contacted council and told them the animal needed to be moved again.

“After the police contacted council we retrieved the carcass and buried it at the old Yass Landfill."

Mr Cassidy said in the future any dead kangaroos discovered in urban areas will be removed to landfill. Council staff had been made aware of the requirement.

Ian McClung with the kangaroo carcas that was dumped near his fence line, at Walker Park. Photo: Oliver Watson.

Ian McClung with the kangaroo carcas that was dumped near his fence line, at Walker Park. Photo: Oliver Watson.

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