Teen charged after dead roos discovered

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A Queensland teenager has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly driving his car at kangaroos on the Gold Coast.

The 18-year-old, from Reedy Creek, has been charged with one count each of serious animal cruelty and driving without due care and three counts of fraud.

Residents in Worongary discovered at least 10 dead kangaroos across their neighbourhood last Sunday.

Investigations found a Nissan Patrol allegedly drove through San Fernando Drive, Harry Mills Drive and The Pinnacle between September 8 to 10 in a manner to intentionally kill or cause serious injury to animals.

The man was charged on Saturday and is due to appear in Southport Magistrates Court on October 12.

Police investigations continue.