An investigation has been launched after a red squirrel was shot dead in a field.
The animal's body was found near Lockerbie in Scotland on September 21.
A man was seen cycling in the area and it is believed he may have been carrying an air rifle.
Red squirrels are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and it is an offence to intentionally or recklessly kill or injure these animals.
- Anyone with information is urged to contact the SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999 or Police Scotland on 101