Police are appealing for witnesses after a four-week-old lamb was badly maimed by a dog.
It happened near Ballahane Farm on Truggan Road in Port St Mary at some point between May 10th and 11th.
The lamb died as a result of its injuries.
Anyone who saw what happened has been asked to contact Castletown Police Station.
Dog owners are – once again - being urged to keep their pets on a lead during countryside walks.