Camellia Gardens will be destroyed by bats

Settled in: Flying foxes moved into the Camellia Gardens in July, 2016. Picture: John Veage
Settled in: Flying foxes moved into the Camellia Gardens in July, 2016. Picture: John Veage

I cannot believe that Sutherland Shire Council has decided to let a new bat colony settle, habitat and eventually destroy Camellia Gardens (“Flying foxes approved to hang around”, Leader, July 25).

These vermin will defoliate and destroy the trees in the gardens with their urine and crap, by this time next year the gardens will be half denuded.

As for being a protected species, there are thousands of bat colonies up and down the east coast with thousands in each colony, that equates to millions so how on earth can they deemed a “protected” species? 

I am sure local residents were not consulted, they’ll be petitioning the council shortly when they realise how hard it is to get bat poo and urine off your washing, your car, footpaths and windows, as well as the nightly screeching.

Bruce Elliott