Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Flying Foxes at Nth Eton

The Queensland Government says it will decide next week whether to relocate bat colonies near homes in a community in the state's north. The Mackay Regional Council has asked the Department of Environment and Resource Management to move the bat colonies at North Eton a week ago. Residents have raised health concerns with the council about bat faeces near their homes and water tanks. A spokesman from the department says the submission is still being assessed. We think its unlikely that a relocation will go ahead, under current Qld Government policy. In the past, local residents have burnt the trees and killed many of the flying foxes. *WPAA

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