A massive flock of bats descended a small Australian town from more than a month. The people residing in the Bateman Bay experienced a very bad situation with this unusual attack. The most popular beachside town which has a population of just 11k is was in the state of emergency. A local media on May 23rd reports great news for the residents of Batemans Bay that the government announced to allocate $2.5 million to relocate the fox bats.
So, it is the time for mega bats to leave the New South Wales holiday town of Bateman’s Bay. The gray-headed flying bats have been a serious inconvenience for all the people in the town. According to Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC), bats were causing disturbance with noise, odor and their huge number made them stick to their houses.
“We’ve had over 100,000 flying foxes settle in Batemans Bay, we think that represents about a quarter to a fifth of the entire national population, so it has been quite an extraordinary circumstance,” said the NSW Environment Minister Mark spokesman.
“We’ve had many residents complain, they feel they’re prisoners in their own homes, they can’t go out, they have to have air conditioning on the whole time, windows closed,’ added Spokesman, who said the bats had to be relocated.
Spraying deterrents on trees and using giant inflatable tube men to scare the animals away are the plans proposed by the Eurobodalla Council. Removal of trees and other vegetation is also considered in the proposal of council members.
“The current method that seems to be the one that’s working the most is extremely loud industrial noise combined with smoke and combined with bright lights in an effort to make the area where the flying foxes roost to be as uncomfortable as possible,” said Eurobodalla Mayor Lindsay Brown.
According to Sky News, the noisy bats are on almost every surface and in every tree,
“I can’t open the windows, I can’t use the clotheslines, it’s just, I can’t study because the noise just goes constantly. I can’t concentrate. It’s not fun.” said Danielle Smith, who lives in Batemans Bay, according to Sky News.
“The bats came and they are just out of control. We just can’t do anything because of them,” she added.
Well, there is no fixed final plan for the removal of flying foxes out of the area. Animal Rights groups’ advice people to be patient, as they are vulnerable species they should be set free to leave by themselves.