Hundreds of thousands of bats have invaded the town of Ingham in Queensland, Australia, and residents are fed up. The bats now outnumber the residents in the town and upset locals have asked their council to do something about it. The animals have caused chaos, with residents complaining about the smell, the dirt and the noise. However, the bats are protected by law and cannot be culled. Local authorities now say they are trying to "persuade" the bats to move back to their habitat. Ramon Jayo says his community is fed up with it. "The stench is horrific when you are under the bats you have little spiders and mites and the bats are peeing on you." The bats now outnumber the residents by the hundreds of thousands. Ingham's bat population has exploded in the last couple of years. The potential for another animal to human coronavirus is very worrying here especially if the bats are urinating on people.
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