AN outraged community has put up a reward to find the killer of a Northern Territory pet camel that was decapitated in September.
Noodle the camel, hand-fed by hundreds of Territorians, was discovered dead on an isolated property in Queensland's southwest, NT News reports.
Despite a plea for information police are yet to establish any firm leads on who killed the beloved animal.
The Birdsville community has put up a reward to anyone who gives police information leading to the arrest and conviction of Noodle's killer.
Birdsville police officer Neale McShane said the reward, which included $1000 cash as well as several donated items from local businesses, shows how much of an impact Noodle had made on the community.
"The community was pretty annoyed over the crime," Senior Constable McShane said.
"The fella who had his camel shot, he walked it from Katherine to Birdsville for the Birdsville races.
"He's a bit of a hero here, Noodle had his photo taken with hundreds if not thousands of people."
"And then the way he was shot and then his head cut off, the community just got together and put a reward up."
He said he is hopeful the reward will boost his chances of making an arrest.
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