Hundreds of ‘Boiled’ Bats Fall from Sky in Australian Heat Wave

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Date: January 9th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

ausMore than 200 bats have lost their lives to southern Australia’s ongoing heat wave.

As temperatures rose to 111.5 degrees Fahrenheit (44.2 degrees Celsius) in Campbelltown in the Australian state of New South Wales, a colony of flying fox bats that lives near the town’s train station felt the effects. Volunteers struggled to rescue the heat-stricken bats, according to the Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser, but at least 204 individual animals, mostly babies, died.

“They basically boil,” Kate Ryan, the colony manager for the Campbelltown bats, told the newspaper. “It affects their brain.  More


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