FLYING FOXES ON THE WAY
THE Hinchinbrook Shire Council is warning of a potential seasonal influx of flying foxes.
“Despite council’s success in relocating the black flying foxes to date, seasonal change is likely to cause an influx of little red flying foxes,” the council says in a statement.
“Council wishes to remind residents that morning dispersal activities, including audible deterrents and the use of bird fright, will remain ongoing between 5- 7.30 each morning to dissuade any animals from attempting to roost in undesirable locations.
“It is recommended that all pets are secured during operation times.”
The councils reminded private landowners that they were allowed to “dissuade” flying foxes from landing in trees using “nondestructive disturbance techniques”.
It said methods included smoke, water sprinklers, visual deterrents such as imitation predators, bright lights and noise “from various commercial or improvised products”.