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Fruit Bats

Sydney Botanical gardens is blessed with a colony of a protected species and cursed with an infestation of flying foxes (fruit bats). The tension between these two views of the same facts is clear and the infestation has now reached the point where it's actually quite offensive.


These two guys are sleeping in bat heaven - a safe tree in the midst of lush and varied foliage that bars fruit of one kind or another year round. The trees are getting seriously damaged by their presence and nothing seems to discourage them.

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Taken on December 10, 2004