Council to disperse flying foxes from Home Hill sites

Burdekin Shire Council will begin dispersing flying foxes from trees in Home Hill’s Lloyd Mann Park.

Council’s Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said the dispersal activities would take place from 4.45am Wednesday, April 15, through to Friday, April 17.

“Council will have three employees using starter’s pistols from 4.45am to discourage the flying foxes from roosting in the park,” he said.

“We need to start this early to prevent the flying foxes from settling into the trees and they usually start returning to roost around dawn.”

Mr Mulcahy said residents with pets in the vicinity of the dispersal activities would need to ensure their pets were adequately secured to reduce the risk of escape.

“Council will continue to monitor Lloyd Mann Park during this phase to ensure the colony has relocated to a more suitable area,” he said.

“Further dispersal activities within Home Hill may occur if the need arises.”

Mr Mulcahy urged residents to contact Council if they know of a flying fox roost within a town area.

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