Vic man found guilty of shooting koala

A man who shot a koala, which he stuffed and hung on a wall in his home has been given a good behaviour bond by a Victorian court.

The Kilmore man found the koala on the side of a road at French Island and shot it with a .22 rifle before stuffing it and mounting it on a wall in his home, Seymour Magistrates Court was told on April 27, in a case recounted by the state government on Monday.

He pleaded not guilty, but was found to have breached the Wildlife Act and was placed on a good behaviour bond, with a condition that he make a $1000 contribution to a court charity fund.