A baby kangaroo had to be rescued from a post box by firefighters.
Officers were shocked when they arrived at the scene in Woongoolba on Australia’s Gold Coast to find the tiny joey stuck inside.
It appears someone had stuffed the animal inside and left it to die amongst people’s mail.
Pimpama Fire and Rescue Service managed to save the joey and it has now been transferred to wildlife carers to check everyone is fine.
Writing on Facebook, the local fire and rescue team said: “A quick response from our crew, as well as Australia Post with the post box keys, meant the joey was out in no time.
“Pleased to report our furry friend is in the hands of wildlife carers.
It is unclear whether an investigation will be carried out to see who was behind this ridiculous incident.
There have been a number of shocking incidents of abuse against kangaroos in Australia this year, with the most recent seeing one of the poor animals shot with an arrow.
Animal carers in the state of Queensland have noticed several incidents where people try and hit the creatures for sport.
RSPCA Queensland’s Michael Beatty says many of the kangaroos are often left to suffer in pain and eventually die from their injuries, which can be a slow and brutal death.
He said: “We’ve had kangaroos and wallabies hopping around and sometimes it can take two weeks for them to be caught.
“It’s not like an episode of Game of Thrones, these animals aren’t killed immediately at all. They tend to be shot in the leg or just somewhere it’s going to linger and then the wound festers.
“Eventually they die from blood poisoning or infection.”
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the most recent attack or any others to contact them.