Crikey! Another creature!
30 August 10
The girls and I were having dinner at the kitchen counter when Brioni caught site of a flying fox climbing up the ladder outside our house. Fruit bats are very common in this part of Queensland, and we have hundreds that squawk and fight in our trees.
So, when there’s a creature about, who do you call? David!
This was the first time David had ever caught a flying fox. They’ve never been within arm’s reach before, and if the ladder wasn’t there — he wouldn’t have been able to get the bat on this evening either!
We all had a good look at the mammal. Although originally transitory animals, flying foxes have happily adapted to urban environments where watered and manicured gardens mean a year-round food supply of nectar, blossoms, fruit and leaves.