This decapitated pig’s head was left near the Emu Park Road at Cawarral last week.
This decapitated pig’s head was left near the Emu Park Road at Cawarral last week. Photo: Supplied.

Severed pig's head shocks motorists

Tungamull resident Kevin Johnston wants to know who the “idiot” was that left this pig’s head as a trophy on the side of the road at Cawarral.

Mr Johnston was left shocked when he drove to collect the morning newspaper on Sunday and spotted the decapitated animal, just off the Emu Park Road.

When he wound down his window to take a photograph he said the smell was “horrendous”.

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Rockhampton Regional Council yesterday said the pig’s head had since been removed from the Cawarral Road by local laws officers.

However a spokesperson said it was not usually Council’s responsibility to remove non-domestic animals unless they were deemed to be a traffic or health hazard.

Mr Johnston said not only did the sight of the pig’s head ruin what he described as “paradise” but publicised the “stupidity” of those who left it there.

“It shouldn’t be encouraged,” he said.

“It was probably just left there to show people – what’s next a pet dog or pet cat?

“They (the person responsible for killing the pig) should have disposed of it themselves. It’s just stupid.”

Mr Johnston, who has lived in the area for 10 years, said his son had seen the head in the same position a few days earlier and wondered how many motorists had to also see the eyesore.

“Not to mention the smell which attracted flies and did not help the people who lived nearby,” he said.

“Who is the idiot who did this?”

A council spokesperson said local law officers will only pick up dead animals from the side of the road if they are local government controlled roads, which was usually in an urban environment.

It does not remove dead animals from private property.

Native animals are left for the elements.

The spokesperson said there were no local laws surrounding the killing of feral animals, such as this pig.



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