PUBLIC WARNING: More than a thousand flying foxes have fallen dead at Glenreagh following the heat at the weekend.
PUBLIC WARNING: More than a thousand flying foxes have fallen dead at Glenreagh following the heat at the weekend. Rob Wright/Coffs Coast Advocate

Big numbers of flying foxes drop dead, prompting warning

MORE than a thousand flying foxes fell dead at Glenreagh after the extreme heat at the weekend.

James Ranny from the Glenreagh Flying Fox Camp said he estimated there to be more than a thousand dead bats at the camp.

He warned the area was a health concern to the public.

"Please refrain from going down near there, or taking children down near there until we have a secure area," he said.

James said Clarence Valley Council workers had been organised to clear the bodies.

He also warned police had been notified of people killing and beating bats.

"Not only is it inhumane, but it is illegal," he said.



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