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Flying Fox Recovers After Rescue From Barbed Wire Fence

  • Category animals
  • Definition HD
  • Resolution 1280 x 720
  • Duration 00:01:59
  • Year 2019
  • Language English

Flying Fox Recovers After Rescue From Barbed Wire Fence

Queensland bat carer Denise Wade has been looking after a little red flying fox after the animal was found trapped on a barbed wire fence.Wade posted video of the recovering bat, which she’s named Miss Ramona. The bat’s wings were damaged, Wade said, so she would be wintering in care before rejoining her kind when the bats return to Brisbane next summer.“Sadly, there are thousands of kilometres of barbed wire fencing across Australia and even sadder still are the number of flying foxes trapped on these erroneous excuses for security fencing,” Wade wrote alongside the video on YouTube. She said the problem for bats was that flowering shrubs were often planted next to the fencing.’Seeking blossom, hungry bats hit the wire at speed as they come in to feed, wrapping delicate wing membrane around razor sharp barbs and unless called in to a rescue service, they die slowly, impaled and suffering," she added.Luckily for Miss Ramona, a passerby spotted her and contacted Wade. Credit: Denise Wade via Storyful

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