Pet goat killed by illegal hunters in Southland

  • 28/06/2017
Southland, Goat
The pet goat was shot through the door of an outdoor toilet. Photo credit: iStock

Illegal hunters killed a pet goat and fired a shot through the door of an outdoor toilet at Tuatapere in Southland, police say.

The incident occurred in the Rowallan Forest in the early hours of June 17, when a black double-cab ute entered two isolated residential properties.

At one of the home the occupants of the ute killed a pet goat and fired a rifle shot through the door of an outhouse.

A police spokeswoman said the incidents were "extremely disturbing" for the victims and are appealing for information.

It is believed the ute had a light bar - possibly LED - on the roof, to provide light for hunting.

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