A Launceston couple may have landed themselves in hot water after they uploaded a video of themselves to social media giving an orphaned joey a cigarette.
It’s believed the video was recorded in late September and has since been deleted. It shows a young woman holding the abandoned joey while a man places a rolled cigarette into the joey’s snout.
It is not clear from the video whether the cigarette was actually lit.
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment says it’s investigating the incident involving a man in his early 20s and a woman who is reportedly involved in greyhound racing in Tasmania.
Anyone who finds sick or orphaned animals is asked to contact wildlife rescue. Wallabies are a partly protected species.