Two 17-year-old boys have been accused of deliberately killing 14 kangaroos on the NSW South Coast at the weekend.
NSW Police were called to the Long Beach area, near Batemans Bay, just after 7am on October 9, after reports a number of kangaroos had been killed.
Officers from South Coast Police District and WIRES attended, finding five adult kangaroos and one joey dead on Blairs Road and Sandy Place.
A short time later, police were notified another seven kangaroos and one joey had been found dead in the Maloney's Beach area.
An injured joey was found and taken into the care of WIRES.
After investigations and a public appeal for information, officers arrested the two boys at Bateman's Bay Police Station about 6.30pm on October 11.
The pair were issued a Court Attendance Notice for recklessly beat and kills animal, and are due to appear at a children's court on November 22.