A 100-metre stretch of road at Wacol was littered with dead or dying kangaroos, says RSPCA, which is appealing for witnesses.
The RSPCA says a driver has deliberately run down and killed 17 kangaroos on the outskirts of Brisbane.
The animal welfare group said it was appalled by the incident that left a 100-metre stretch of road at Wacol littered with kangaroo carcasses.
The animals were discovered on Monday morning, between a women’s prison and a nearby men’s one on Grindle Road.
RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said many of the kangaroos were young.
“One of them we had to euthanase, 16 of them were dead,” he said on Monday. “They’ve definitely been deliberately run over. You can quite clearly see the tyre tracks where they’ve gone off the road to hit them.”
Beatty appealed for any witnesses to come forward.