Like a Bat Out of Hell

I am camped at Wingham Brush which is a habitat for flying foxes, more commonly known as fruit bats. They look like huge pendulous melons hanging in the trees until dusk, when they stir until there are thousands of them filling the sky as they go off to forage for the night.

Fruit bats at Wingham Brush Reserve
Close up pic from Wikipedia

These are grey headed flying foxes and they say they are a threatened species which is hard to believe when you see thousands of them in flight.

Here’s what they look like close up.

Grey headed flying foxes. Photo from internet

They’re sort of cute – until you hear them squarking all day, smell them when they are en masse as they are in Wingham Brush, and then have to clean their poop off your RV before it eats through the duco!.