The small town of Ingham in the australian state of Queensland has been hit by a nasty invasion.
Hundreds of thousands of bats of the type, which in Danish is called the flying cat, has settled in the city, to the great annoyance of the approximately 5000 inhabitants, writes Reuters.
the Bats have among other things, settled down in the parks, where there are so many of them, the thick branches of trees are broken during the bat weight. You can see an example of in the video above the article.
The many bats pose several problems for the locals. The largest colony is namely close to the local hospital, and it means that the helicopters to and from the hospital is forced to find another place to land, as you can't get in the vicinity of the hospital without the bats pose a problem.
Parents considering in addition to keep their children home from school for reasons of safety.
The current coronavirus believed to originate from bats, but the infection carries the flying dogs are not on.
They in turn can be carriers of lyssavirus, a rabieslignende disease transmitted through bites or scratches. Since 1996, there have been three confirmed cases of infection with lyssavirus in Australia, all of which have been fatal.
Unfortunately it is extremely limited what local authorities can do about the invasion, since the law in Queensland means that flying dogs are listed.