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    'Hardcore Huntress' From US Faces Charges For Killing Goat in Scotland - Reports

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    The incident which evoked public ire and attracted the attention of the authorities occurred on the island of Islay in autumn, when Switlyk and her companion killed a wild goat and boasted about it online.

    Larysa Switlyk, an American TV presenter and a self-styled "hardcore huntress" who hosts the "Larysa Unleashed" show, is now facing criminal charges over alleged gun offences in Scotland she allegedly committed while hunting, according to The Evening Standard.

    Earlier in October, Switlyk tweeted a picture of herself smiling over a wild goat she and her companion killed during a "fun hunt" on the island of Islay.

    ​"Following several complaints of wild goat 'trophy' hunting on Islay in September, Police Scotland can now confirm that a 33-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man from the USA have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for firearms offences," police said in a statement.

    Switlyk’s bragging quickly generated significant backlash on Twitter, with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon herself taking note of this incident.

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