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Up to 200,000 red flying foxes counted at Gayndah

UP TO 200,000 little red flying foxes have been counted at Gayndah after the warmer weather brought the creatures back in plague proportions.

A further 5000 flying foxes have also returned to the North Burnett town to breed, and are unable to be moved on because they are pregnant or have dependant young.

The North Burnett Regional Council tried to disperse the red flying foxes in and around St Joseph's School, by using noise, lights, fogging and use of Birdfrite - which sounds like fireworks - which led some of the animals to move to the river beds further downstream.

"We now have almost three years historical records which indicate there may be significant numbers of reds returning around February," Mayor Don Waugh said.

"Council is currently monitoring the flying fox situation each morning, as well as several times throughout the day, and will continue to undertake dispersal activities should the need arise."

For further information, phone 1300 696 272.

Topics:  council, flying fox, gayndah, plague, school




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