SRC mon­i­tor­ing Linville’s fly­ing fox colony roost

The Queensland Times - - News -

SOM­ER­SET Re­gional Coun­cil has an­nounced it will re­move trees in an ef­fort to con­trol fly­ing fox num­bers at Linville.

Res­i­dents have raised con­cerns with the coun­cil over the colony, which has re­turned to a roost in trees near the Bris­bane Val­ley town­ship.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the coun­cil had made mul­ti­ple at­tempts to de­ter the fly­ing foxes from re­turn­ing to the site, with­out suc­cess.

Cr Lehmann said he sym­pa­thised with res­i­dents but lo­cal gov­ern­ment had lim­ited op­tions avail­able due to con­straints with state and fed­eral gov­ern­ment leg­is­la­tion.

“Coun­cil has con­tin­ued to mon­i­tor the site and now that fly­ing foxes have left the site, coun­cil will start a staged re­moval of some of the veg­e­ta­tion to limit roost­ing oc­cur­ring in fu­ture,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Coun­cil is hope­ful to limit the re­moval of trees to about eight which should be enough to de­ter the colony from re­turn­ing to the town­ship.”

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