Kangaroo killed by dogs on Sunshine Coast beach
A MAN has recalled seeing two dogs attack a kangaroo on the beach near Town of Seaside this morning.
He said a man swam into the ocean to try and pull one of the dogs off the roo and then brought the roo back to shore but it was too late for the kangaroo.
The kangaroo was killed after being chased by a greyhound-type dog and a terrier-type dog.
The chase started in a dog off-leash area north of beach access 98.
The man said the dogs had chased the roo - which he said was about 1.2m-1.4m tall - out into the water into what he estimated to be about six-to-eight feet of water, before it died.
He said his two young children had been left traumatised by the incident.
Meanwhile the owner of one of the dogs has reached out to the Daily to say they'd been in contact with the council.
The owner, who also wished to remain anonymous, said he and his wife were traumatised and upset by the incident.
He said the kangaroo had jumped out in front of the dogs while in the off-leash area and a chase had ensued, hitting the water, before the dogs had come back to the beach and under control.
There were reports the dogs had mauled the kangaroo but other versions of the events are that the kangaroo drowned after being chased into the water.
TOWN of Seaside beachgoers were reportedly witnesses to a gruesome dog attack on the beach today.
A prominent local community group reported on its Facebook page that two dogs had attacked a kangaroo near beach access 98 this morning, the roo drowning after being chased into the ocean.
A Sunshine Coast Council spokesman confirmed a terrier-like dog and a greyhound-like dog mauled a kangaroo to death this morning with council officers investigating the incident.
It's unclear whether the attack happened in an on-or-off leash area.
The roo carcass was reportedly dragged from the beach back to the dunes and left with puncture wounds following the attack at about 6.30am.
Members of Coolum District Coast Care Group said the attack happened in the dog on-leash area and it looked like two domestic dogs were responsible.
One member of the group said it was the third attack he'd heard of in the past eight years.
The Daily is asking anyone who witnessed the attack to email email@example.com or call 5430 8034 or the council's Customer Service Centre.