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There are calls for an investigation after the discovery of severed deer heads in Killarney.

The Wild Deer Association of Ireland says a member of the public discovered the heads of seven red deer – six young females and a six month old calf.

The organisation alleges the discovery was made in a National Parks and Wildlife facility.

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Minister Heather Humphreys ordered a deer cull last month.

There’ve been calls to control the deer population following an increase in numbers and reports of more animals colliding with cars.

Damien Hannigan is secretary of the Wild Deer Association.

He says the discovery has raised questions over the process of culling deer.