A sheep has been found shot dead in a field in Moray.
Police are appealing for information after making the discovery near Aberlour.
The incident happened sometime between 8pm on Sunday and 5pm on Monday at a field off the A95 at Carron, about one kilometre from the turnoff for the Glenfarclas Distillery, south-west of Aberlour.
Wildlife crime officer, PC Hannah Haywood, said: “We believe the black-faced sheep was deliberately shot and would like to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious between Sunday evening and early evening on Monday.”
“It is possible that someone may have parked a vehicle, or may have walked along part of the road. If you have dashcam footage that might show information that would help with our enquiries then please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 0729 of Tuesday, May 11.