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Flying Fox alert in Unley.

May 26, 2015

images (31)A flock (is that the right word?) of Black Headed Flying Foxes has currently  taken over the skies above Unley’s Heywood Park.

The sighting has been recorded by Unley Council’s arbiculture officer Lee Anderson, who says the “foxes”, with a one metre wingspan,  have a territory with a 50km radius,  and have apparently strayed from a recently migrated colony which has taken up residence in the Botanic Gardens. Good news for animal watchers, of course, but not so good, I suppose, if you have trees currently laden with fruit!

Lee spotted the migrants when dog-walking, and says that 6.30 p.m. or so is the best time for sightings.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Giles permalink
    May 29, 2015 5:13 pm

    are these things dangerous?
    can you catch anything from their droppings?

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  2. Janice permalink
    May 29, 2015 8:28 pm

    It was flying foxes that killed horses and people in Qld.
    Do we want them in Unley?
    I don’t think so.

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