Warning: Potentially distressing image below.
This penguin was found near Dromana Pier by a resident collecting rubbish along the beach. 4 balloons are attached with string that became entangled around the penguins leg. An entanglement such as this would impair the penguins swimming ability, resulting in starvation or drowning.
Both the ribbon and balloons are to blame for this death. These were someones balloons. Was it worth it?
Please. We urge you. Blow bubbles not balloons. Thanks to Josie Jones for sharing this story and doing her part for the environment.