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A police hunt is underway for two men who allegedly chased a flock of wild ducks through a car park before one innocent bird was callously captured and decapitated.
Members of the public called police after witnessing the alleged act of animal cruelty in the car park of a registered club, in Mittagong, in NSW‘s Southern Highlands, on Saturday.
Police officers believe the two men chased the birds before one of them caught a bird and cut off its head.
Police are appealing for the public’s help to find two men they would like to speak to in relation to an alleged act of animal cruelty in the NSW’s Southern Highlands on Saturday
The men left the scene a short time later and police were notified of the incident.
As investigations into the incident continue, police have released images of two men who may be able to assist with inquiries and are appealing for public assistance to identify them.
One man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build, and is seen wearing a fluorescent yellow and blue singlet, blue football shorts, a blue cap, thongs and sunglasses.
The second male is described as being of Caucasian appearance with a slim build, and is seen wearing a grey t-shirt, blue shorts, thongs and a blue cap.
Families of ducks are known to gather in Mittagong near the Mittagong RSL and around nearby Nature Reserve Lake Alexandra (stock image)
Police are urging anyone with information or who has footage of the incident to contact Goulburn Detectives on (02) 4824 0736 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Families of ducks are known to gather near the Mittagong RSL Club, and around nearby Nature Reserve Lake Alexandra.
In recent years, local businesses have issued several warnings on social media urging drivers to be careful around the area due to ducks crossing the road.