Council to disperse flying foxes in Home Hill

The Burdekin Shire Council will begin flying fox dispersal activities in Twelfth Avenue and Fourth Street and monitor Lloyd Mann Park from Wednesday through to Friday, 15-17 June.

Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said Council was committed to dispersing the flying foxes from Home Hill.

“There have been recent sightings of flying foxes in these two public urban sites and we want to ensure the animals are moved to a more appropriate area before their numbers grow too large,” he said.

“We will again be using starter’s pistols which will be fired at strategic points around the roost between the hours of 5am and 6.30am.

“Our team has to start in the early morning as this is when the flying foxes are returning to roost for the day and increases our chances of dispersing them.”

Mr Mulcahy urged residents near the two locations to ensure their pets were adequately secured during the dispersal activities.

“If you have dogs or other animals which are easily spooked by loud noise, please ensure they are secure to reduce the risk of them escaping your property,” he said.

“We apologise for any inconvenience and thank residents for their patience during these activities.”

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