Prepare now for flying fox migration

Little red flying foxes naturally migrate through Isaac from August to January and are known to establish temporary camps.
Brittney Hudson
With flying foxes migrating through Isaac between August - January, Isaac Regional Council is advising residents to take the time now to prepare. 

With colonies taking roost in Moranbah, Middlemount and Clermont last season, Mayor Anne Baker said preparation is vital.

"After little red flying foxes took roost in the backyards of residents and in public spaces last year, it's important to take steps now to prepare and to know what to do if you spot flying foxes in your yard," she said.

"A reminder that nighttime feeding activity is normal but daytime activity may be a sign of a roost.

"If you spot flying foxes roosting in your trees during the daytime, contact Council immediately, and our environmental team will investigate."

"Please remember disturbing, hurting or causing nuisance to flying foxes without a permit is illegal."

To minimise the impacts of flying fox migrations, Council advises residents to:

Make trees near houses less attractive to flying-foxes by clearing the under-storey and removing some branches of the trees.

Planting low, dense trees and shrubs around fence lines to form a barrier that flying foxes are unlikely to roost in.

Not disturb flying foxes resting during the day as this stresses the bats and reduces their ability to migrate away from town.

Council will prepare and monitor public spaces, and will continue to work with the community to help manage flying fox populations.

In the unlikely event you are scratched or bitten by a flying fox seek medical attention immediately.

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BATS. Megabats, Flying-foxes, Fruit bats and Microbats: Prepare now for flying fox migration
Prepare now for flying fox migration
Prepare now for flying fox migration
BATS. Megabats, Flying-foxes, Fruit bats and Microbats
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