A young cassowary was hit by a vehicle as it was crossing the Tully Mission Beach road with its father and two siblings early yesterday morning 24 Nov.
The driver of the vehicle did not stop or report the incident. Another driver came across the heart rending scene of the male cassowary standing over his dead chick.
This death brings the shocking toll of cassowaries killed on our regions roads this year to at least 16.
The grotesque photo below is of a subject that is becoming way too familiar with no action being taken.