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Thug who kicked quokka into a wall fined $4,000

  • The 20-year-old man who kicked a quokka in Western Australia fined $4000
  • Harrison Angus McPherson, 20, sparked anger after he kicked a quokka into wall
  • McPherson was sentenced in Fremantle Magistrates Court and also pay $98.50

Riley Morgan For Daily Mail Australia

A 20-year-old man who launched a quokka into a concrete courtyard wall after kicking the marsupial has been fined $4000.

Harrison Angus McPherson, 20, sparked social media uproar after a video emerged of him kicking a quokka on Rottnest Island, Western Australia, back in February.

Footage of Harrison McPherson attacking the vulnerable species on February 11 was posted on social media, much to the ire of viewers.

The nine-second video obtained by WAtoday shows the young man chase the small marsupial as it tried to flee (pictured) 

The nine-second video obtained by WAtoday shows the young man chase the small marsupial as it tried to flee (pictured) 

A man has been captured on video repeatedly kicking a quokka on Rottnest Island, near Perth, until it slammed into a wall and fled (pictured) 

A man has been captured on video repeatedly kicking a quokka on Rottnest Island, near Perth, until it slammed into a wall and fled (pictured) 

McPherson, 20, kicked the quokka into a concrete courtyard wall

McPherson was sentenced in the Fremantle Magistrates Court on Tuesday and must also pay costs of $98.50.

The 21-year-old man who filmed the incident, Corey Douglas James, was fined $3,500 in March for the ill-treatment of an animal.

The quokka, part of the macropod family, is a curious marsupial often known to approach humans.

The cat-sized animal is a vulnerable species, mainly nocturnal and is a herbivore.

Once common across Western Australia, the quokka is now listed as a vulnerable species and is protected

Once common across Western Australia, the quokka is now listed as a vulnerable species and is protected

Once common across Western Australia, the quokka is now listed as a vulnerable species and is protected

The incident occurred off Perth on Rottnest Island

The incident occurred off Perth on Rottnest Island

The incident occurred off Perth on Rottnest Island


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