Bat dan­ger

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QUEENS­LAND Health is urg­ing the pub­lic not to pick up bats that have been af­fected by the re­cent heat­wave. Tem­per­a­tures in the vicin­ity of 40C dur­ing the past few days have caused some bats to leave their usual habi­tat in the trees to seek shel­ter on the ground. Some bats may ap­pear to be dead but they’re not and when peo­ple at­tempt to re­move them they can be bit­ten or scratched. The health au­thor­ity said it was very im­por­tant not to try to res­cue or re­move a bat your­self but to call a wildlife carer or phone the RSPCA hot­line on 1300 264 625.

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