WARNING, DISTRESSING IMAGE: People travelling on boats under a major Sydney bridge have been left horrified by the sight of a dead deer hanging by its neck.
Boat owners George and Kristie, of Woronora, said they noticed the animal hanging from its neck high above the Georges River at Alfords Point Bridge in Sydney’s south-west on Tuesday afternoon.
“We were in out boat at 1pm, passing under the bridge and we looked up and just saw the body of a deer hanging there,” Kristie, who did not want to give her last name, told The Sydney Morning Herald.
“We knew straight away what it was. We could tell from its shape it was a deer.
Roads and Maritime Services confirmed they arrived at Alfords Point Bridge at 2pm Tuesday and worked with Water Police to retrieve the deer by 2.10pm.
Some boat owners who came across the horrific scene had children with them, the witness told Fairfax.
It is still unknown how the deer got there, whether it was dead or alive when hung from the bridge, or who is responsible for the horrific act.
The RSPCA is investigating the incident.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.