Burdekin Shire Council must continue its flying fox dispersal program in Home Hill’s Lloyd Mann Park and at Twelfth Avenue/Fourth Street due to persistent flying foxes.
Council’s Governance and Local Laws Manager Dan Mulcahy said the dispersal activities would continue indefinitely until the flying foxes did not return to roost in the trees.
“We will inspect the park tomorrow (Friday, April 8) and if there are no flying foxes nothing will happen but if they are still present there will be a few starter pistol shots fired,” he said.
“At this stage, no dispersal activities are planned for Saturday or Sunday mornings.
“Unfortunately we have to start early in the morning to prevent the bats taking up roost in the trees when they return from feeding around dawn.”
Mr Mulcahy said residents with pets in the vicinity of the dispersal activities should ensure their pets were adequately secured to reduce the risk of escape.
“We will continue to monitor Lloyd Mann Park and Twelfth Avenue/Fourth Street during this phase to ensure the colony has relocated, and will continue dispersal activities if the need arises,” he said.
“We will be sure to notify the public when the dispersal activities have stopped and it is more safe to relax increased pet security.”
For further information regarding bats please visit Council’s website or call us on 4783 9800 to report further sightings.