A KANGAROO carrying a joey had to be put down after it was found with a dart in its back at a house in The Vines.
A couple who live next to The Vines Resort golf course – home to hundreds of kangaroos – found the distressed kangaroo in their yard on Sunday.
Wildlife carers attended and assessed the injured roo, which later was destroyed as the dart was lodged too close to its spine.
It is understood the joey is being cared for by Express Wildlife Rescue.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Department of Parks and Wildlife.