Rabbit found dead in grounds of Highland school after being killed with an arrow
A HIGHLAND community is in shock after a rabbit was discovered in school grounds having died after being shot – apparently by someone using a crossbow.
The Strathdearn community were alerted after a social media post pictured the arrow used to kill the animal.
Strathdearn Primary School, where the rabbit was found, is in Tomatin.
Community council chairwoman Vivian Roden said: "It is awful. It is so cruel and it is so sad.
"I can't think who is running around with a crossbow shooting animals in Tomatin.
"The school janitor found the rabbit in the grounds of the school. It is very worrying indeed. You don't like to think of things like this happening at all.
"People think of Tomatin as a quiet wee place, and then something like this happens.
"I understand it has been reported to the police."
Inverness South councillor Duncan Macpherson said: "I am horrified. Last year there was a cat found dead after being shot with pellets in the same area.
"I was very disappointed to read this post on the Strathdearn Facebook page.
"It would appear that a rabbit was killed with the arrow from a crossbow, or similar device, and was found in the Strathdearn Primary School grounds."