(CNN)As many as 20 kangaroos are believed to have been run over by a vehicle in a mass slaughter in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Community in shock after 20 kangaroos killed in apparent hit-and-run spree
The kangaroos -- including baby joeys -- were killed late Saturday local time in rural Tura Beach, on the state's South Coast, NSW police authorities said in a statement.
Many of the animals were found on the front lawns of residents' homes the next morning, CNN affiliate 7 News reported.
Janine Green, a volunteer with the wildlife rescue group WIRES, told CNN on Monday that she had never seen anything like the carnage in her 20 years with the organization. She said three surviving joeys remained in WIRES' care.