Photo: 2ft Mystery Animal – shot dead

Mystery animal shot dead in Botanic Gardens 

A mystery animal has been found shot dead in Botanic gardens Southport this afternoon. Consensus says it’s a huge rat.

Our reporter spoke to parents in the park this evening(29 June). One man urged visitors to keep their children away bridge nearest Churchtown Primary and not to feed ducks because vicious rats are attacking ducks.

Mr Burgess added: “Considering the park is full of children and young families each day and hosts events, this seems dangerous and a serious cause for concern.

“One bite from one of these rodents could cause a child or an adult serious and dangerous health problems.”

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