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Man charged after throwing quokka off jetty at Rottnest Island

A 37-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly threw a quokka off a jetty at Rottnest Island.

The man allegedly picked up the quokka around 10pm on Friday and threw it into the water from a jetty near the Rottnest Hotel.

The quokka managed to swim back to shore.

The man, who is from Christchurch New Zealand has been charged with animal cruelty and will appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today.

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