Wal­laby dies af­ter be­ing chased by teenagers

The Press and Journal (Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS -

A baby wal­laby has died af­ter it was “trau­ma­tised” by a group of teenagers at a farm park.

Man­age­ment of­fi­cials at Dalscone Farm Fun, in Dum­fries, said five boys chased the park’s three wal­la­bies around their en­clo­sure on Satur­day evening.

Two of the an­i­mals es­caped the en­clo­sure but the third, a baby named Mick, was so shaken it died on Sun­day evening.

He was treated by a vet but did not sur­vive, the park said.

It was said the group of boys had been “caus­ing havoc” at a nearby gar­den cen­tre be­fore chas­ing the wal­la­bies.

Po­lice Scot­land have been in­formed and of­fi­cers vis­ited the farm on Mon­day morn­ing.

A state­ment on the Dalscone Farm Fun Face­book page said: “They let two of them out of their en­clo­sure and the third was so trau­ma­tised it died on Sun­day evening.

“Does any­one know who they are?”

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