The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection advises when shooing bats from residential homes and urban areas to disperse them early in the morning using smoke, light, and noise.
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection advises when shooing bats from residential homes and urban areas to disperse them early in the morning using smoke, light, and noise. Robyne Cuerel

Today's poll: Does Gladstone have a bat problem?

BATS don't like bagpipes.

That's the conclusion of the North Burnett Deputy Mayor Faye Whelan who blasted the sound of bagpipes from her car stereo early in the morning last week to move them on from Mundubbera, west of Maryborough.

Ms Whelan has been helping to disperse colonies made up of more than 20,000 bats in the Mundubbera area and the number of bats in the township has been reduced to about 5000 in the past week.

Does Gladstone have a bat problem?

This poll ended on 26 April 2014.

Current Results

Yes, there are some areas in Gladstone that are out of control

66%

No, they are a part of nature so not a problem

16%

I am undecided, but believe the issue should be looked into

16%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection advises when shooing bats from residential homes and urban areas to disperse them early in the morning using smoke, light, and noise.

Is there any colonies in Gladstone that need to hear the piecing sound of bagpipes? Do you think a bat cull is a necessary or unthinkable suggestion? Share your opinions by commenting below!



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