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    Water bird burnt in animal attack

    NewsBird NewsFriday 04 November 2011
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    A young seabird has been badly burnt in the latest of a string of animal cruelty attacks that are baffling south east Queensland authorities.
     
    This time, a juvenile curlew was apparently set alight in the Brisbane bayside suburb of Cleveland on Tuesday night.
     
    Resident Tracey Bates has told the RSPCA she looked outside her home and saw a light shining and heard a voice that said, 'we got him'.
     
    Three male teenagers got into a white station wagon with a P-plate and drove off.
    She went outside to find the bird with a badly burnt back, one eye damaged and breathing problems.
     
    It was treated by a vet and is recuperating at a specialist clinic for birds.
    RSPCA Queensland senior inspector Daniel Young is worried the attack is part of a new attitude among youths who feel it is funny or cool to harm animals.
     
    Authorities are still investigating a series of bird poisonings, also in the bayside area, and the shooting of a koala at Kippa-Ring, north of Brisbane.
     
    In the fourth such attack in southeast Queensland in two years, the six-year-old marsupial was found with seven slug gun pellets in his body, including one lodged in his skull.
     
    Source: Sky News Australia

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