Horror | The Australian town is occupied by 30 virus-carrying bats, the sky is dark and the residents are uneasy!
A small town in Queensland has been30 batsOccupation prevented a medical helicopter from reaching the hospital.
The mayor of Hinchinbrook Shire Council Ramon Jayo said that as the number of bats continues to grow, the town has reached"Crisis Point".
According to the "Daily Mail" report, Jayo claimed that fruit bats have destroyed all traditional habitats and are expanding to sensitive areas, including schools, hospitals, kindergartens and other surrounding areas. The footage captured on Thursday showed that a medical helicopter could not land at Ingham hospital due to thousands of bats covering the sky.
Jayo said: "At this moment of life and death, the fruit bats are wasting our time to the airport." As the number of fruit bats continues to increase, Ingham State School also discovered their new nests.
Principal Kevin Barnes said that for safety reasons, many parents are reluctant to let their children come to school.
Bats are known to carry viruses such as rabies and Hendra. Although the chance of infection is small, parents are still worried.Children will get sick after being touched.
Amanda Wright, head of the North Queensland Wildlife Conservation Organization, said that the bat problem will not be resolved until April, when half of the bats will move.