Cow and pony destroyed after New Forest hit-and-run incidents
A COW and a pony had to be put down amid three hit-and-runs involving New Forest livestock over the past week.
Both fatalities took place on Sunday, with agister Michael Maton responding to the first call-out at 6.10pm to a black Angus heifer injured at the Godshill cricket pitch on the B3078.
Head agister Jonathan Gerrelli then euthanised a bay mare after it was injured in the second hit-and-run, reported at 8.25pm at Bratley View to the A31 underpass.
Last Wednesday, Michael Maton responded to a 12.45pm call to a bay yearling filly injured in a hit-and-run at Pipers Wait.
The week started with agister Peter Rix responding to a call at 6.30pm last Monday, reporting a collision involving a pony on the C10 Station Road at Goatspen. But nothing was found.
Agister Robert Maton also found nothing on Wednesday when he responded to a 6.35pm call, reporting a collision involving a dark pony on the B3054 at Beaulieu Heath.