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Police are investigating a poaching incident after two cattle were shot on a Southland farm.

One of the animals was gutted and the carcass taken, while the other was left there dead.

Police were notified on Friday of the incident on a property about 15km from Tuatapere, a police spokeswoman said.

The property was at Merrivale, near the intersection of Devery Rd and Otautau-Tuatapere Rd, the spokeswoman said.

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No further details were provided.

However, a graphic post is being shared on social media which shows the entrails of one animal and the bloodied and dead carcass of the other.

The post offers $1000 to anyone who can provide information.

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Christina Tyson Jamieson
about 4 months ago

Two cattle beasts shot last night one gutted and carcass taken other one wounded and dead in paddock location deverys corner otautau tuatapere road western southland I will pay $1000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of these scum bags so we can tie them up and cut there hands off😈😈😈😈

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