Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Heat causes bats to die en masse (Part 2)

See also

Continued from Part 1

More Photos

Bats are not able to withstand heat above 109 degrees, a conservation worker says (Queensland's Brisbane sweltered in temperatures of 106 on Saturday, reported ABC News):

"They just fall," says the worker who has not been named. "It's a horrible, cruel way to die."

Another issue is the smell from the bodies of the dead bats, which is upsetting the locals.

Newser.com says:

"In one area, residents say they've had to live with the smell for days; in others, teams of trash collectors have been put together by regional councils to clean up the carcasses.

"In addition to those that fell to the ground, hundreds of bodies are still in trees and bushes, and maggots have already set in."

According to The Blaze, locals have been warned not to touch the bats for fear of infection. However, for some, the warning may have come too late as several people have already had to have anti-viral treatment because they came into contact with the bats.

Follow Sheila on Twitter (@Sheilamba)

Subscribe to Sheila's articles for updates in your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

Related Videos:

  • 8theist License Plate
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518201598" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518201598&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Country artist Kevin Sharp dies at 43
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Tgr_5I0dz7g?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Cocktail
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518202480" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518202480&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!