June 20, 2014 10:09 am

Man charged after wounded beaver found in Watrous, Sask.

Beaver out for a swim in a public park in the borough of Lasalle in Montreal. RCMP put down beaver found walking on a Watrous, Sask. street with multiple injuries and charged man under Wildlife Regulations Act.

Mario Beauregard / The Canadian Press Images

WATROUS – A man has been charged after a wounded beaver was found walking down a street in Watrous, Sask. late Wednesday afternoon.

An RCMP officer found the animal on Main Street suffering from multiple injuries. The officer used his service pistol to put down the beaver to prevent further suffering.

An investigation found a man had attempted to kill the beaver and was actively trying to cut off its tail.

Police believe the animal was being hunted as part of the R.M. of Morris beaver control program.

The man has been charged under the Saskatchewan Wildlife Regulations Act for hunting within 500 metres of a building without the building owner’s permission.

It carries a $480 fine if paid voluntarily.

Mounties continue to investigate.

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