An American "professional huntress" says she received death threats after posing with a dead goat she shot in Scotland.

Larysa Switlyk sparked outrage after posting pictures of herself with the wild goat on Islay on social media.

More than 12,000 people commented on the image and in response, the Scottish Government has promised to review animal culling laws.

Read more: Anger after TV huntress Larysa Switlyk poses with dead goats and stags in Scotland

The TV presenter now says she is taking a break from social media and is "headed out on a bush plane for my next hunting adventure".

Posting a new picture - this time of herself next to a small plane - she wrote: "My ride has arrived - I'm headed out on a bush plane for my next hunting adventure and will be out of service for 2 weeks.

"Nothing better than disconnecting from this social media-driven world and connecting back with nature.

"Hopefully that will give enough time for all the ignorant people out there sending me death threats to get educated on hunting and conservation. FYI, I was in Scotland over a month ago..."

In her social media posts, which were made on Tuesday, Ms Switlyk is shown wearing camouflage clothing and aiming a sniper rifle on the island.

Two photographs show her posing next to a dead goat, while another shows a dead ram.

Other posts from earlier this month show her posing next to dead red deer stags at Mingary Castle in Ardnamurchan.

In awe of my Scottish Stag ~ can’t wait to bring it back to the castle for the chefs to cook it up !

She also posted a photograph of her companion, known only as 'Jason' posing with a dead goat and wrote: "Congrats on Jason on his gold medal, goat here in Scotland on Islay. A unique hunt."

The posts sparked outrage with Scottish Brexit Secretary and Local MSP Mike Russell writing to his cabinet colleague Environment Roseanna Cunningham calling on the practice to be stopped.

He insisted that Ms Switlyk's goat hunting was worse than the hunting of red deer, which he said was "very firmly regulated" and "you don't see people glorifying in it very often."

Ms Switlyk was also condemned by Scottish Greens MSP Mark Ruskell, who urged the Scottish government to "make it known that bloodsport participants are unwelcome to visit Scotland for the barbaric practice".

But the Scottish Country Sports Tourism group said country sports tourism was worth £155m to the Scottish economy every year and several companies offer the chance to stalk and shoot wild goats in Islay, Dumfries and Galloway and other parts of the UK.

Controversial culls have been carried out in some areas to reduce their numbers, while contraceptive darts have also been used to stop the animals reproducing.