Daily Photo: Flying Foxes

flying foxes

There was a little steam train going around the Bundaberg Botanical Gardens when we were visiting recently. After the driver used the steam whistle, a big cloud of flying things took off from the trees. I thought they were birds at first, but they were flying foxes. Sadly, when we were riding the train, the driver told us they intentionally use the whistle right by the flying foxes’ trees to try to get the colony to move somewhere else.

2 thoughts on “Daily Photo: Flying Foxes

  1. Possible Vernacular Spectacular (flying fox vs. bat)? Or are these guys really not like bats at all?

  2. Flying foxes are large bats (this photo doesn’t give you a sense of scale, unfortunately, but their wing span can be 1 metre).

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