Police have launched an appeal after a swan was knocked down and killed in a North-east town.
The animal was killed on the bridge on South Road while entering Ellon town centre at around 1.30pm yesterday.
Officers from Police Scotland would like anyone who saw the incident to come forward.
Sergeant Steven McDonald, of the Formartine CPT, said: “It may be the case that the driver is unaware they hit the bird, however, the vehicle never stopped at the scene.
“It is important that the driver of this vehicle, described as a grey 4×4, contacts Police regarding the incident as soon as possible.
“If anyone has any information as to the identity of the driver or the vehicle, or saw the collision, please contact 101 quoting incident 2017 of 11/11.”