A Christchurch property developer who allegedly threw a native animal off an Australian jetty has been granted bail but his passport has been seized. Bevan Hames, 37, appeared in court in Perth on Saturday, after he was charged with animal cruelty. He was alleged to have thrown a quokka into the harbour at Rottnest Island, 35 kilometres from Perth off the coast of Western Australia, on Friday night. The animal (about the size of a cat) managed to swim to shore and a ranger reported it was unharmed. Hames was not required to enter a plea in court and was granted bail on a A$2000 (NZ$2194) "personal undertaking", Perth Now reported. He was also ordered to surrender his passport and was to reappear in court today. A 38-year-old Queensland man who helped catch the quokka, before it was allegedly thrown into the water, was fined A$200 by police and expelled from Rottnest Island.