Syndey Australian authorities are currently warning against attacks from bats. The animals are quickly irritated by the persistent heat wave. An attack can be life-threatening for people.
Because of the persistent heat in Australia, bats are attracting more and more people. Authorities warn of further biting and scratching attacks of the stressed animals, as ABC station reported on Monday.
In the past two weeks alone, seven attacks have been made by bats north of the city of Sydney. That is more than ever before in such a short time. In two animals the rabies pathogenic Australian bat Lyssavirus has been detected. It can be life-threatening for people.
The heat wave has continued since Christmas. The unusually warm weather with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius is a burden for bats. Confused, some animals fell from trees and were caught in high-voltage lines. People were being attacked who were trying to help. Instead of saving clubs in need, they would rather have to call in experts, write the station.