An Australian Town Is Being Overrun By Giant Bats
An unprecedented number of flying foxes, bats with a 3-foot wingspan, have taken up residence in Batemans Bay.By Carter Woodiel | May 29, 2016
If you think getting bitten by mosquitoes in your backyard is tough, try living in Batemans Bay, Australia, a town that's been overrun by 100,000 bats.
These are grey-headed flying foxes, a bat species that can have a 3-foot-long wingspan. They've been running the joint in Batemans Bay since at least March, and locals are sick of it.
"The bats came and they are just out of control," Danielle Smith, a local resident, told Sky News. "They just — you just can't do anything because of them."