Investigation underway

THE RSPCA is continuing their investigations into the deaths of 17 galahs in Cooma last month, where it is alleged a four-wheel-drive swerved to hit the flock before speeding away from the scene.

On Sunday, July 20, a male driver allegedly ran over the galahs along Yareen Road, killing 17 and badly injuring two more.

Reports of a vehicle matching the description of the one believed to have hit the birds was allegedly seen being driven in a reckless manner through Polo Flat that Sunday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said investigations were still progressing into the matter with the process likely to take some weeks as further information is sought.

"It's a matter of following people up, the investigation is still going," the spokeswoman said.

Following the alleged hit and run of the galahs many locals took to social media to express their disgust and dismay over the deaths of the native birds.

Residents of Yareen Road were left frustrated with the alleged perpetrator as many commented on how often they saw the flock of galahs feeding to the side of the road.

The matter is now in the hands of the RSPCA who continue their investigations into the incident.

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