We’re not going to beat around the bush here: Something’s up with Australia.
In the past year alone, it has rained spiders (yes, spiders fell out of the sky) and been invaded by tumbleweed — plus, winter happens in June. But if that isn’t enough weirdness for you, an entire town has now been taken over by a swarm of 100,000 bats, according to the Associated Press.
One politician in the holiday town of Batemans Bay in New South Wales is declaring a state of emergency after the unwelcome guests started roosting in the area. So far the bats have driven away tourists, lowered nearby property values, crapped all over people’s homes and cars and even triggered a power outage. Because the animals are part of a protected species, there’s little residents can do to get rid of them.
As a result, most people are trapped in their homes, forced to keep their windows shut all day because of the terrible noise and odour the bats leave behind. Here’s just an idea of how bad things are getting over there:
Isn’t Australia fun?
The New South Wales government has already set aside money to relocate the bats, but it’s going to take some time before life gets back to normal for the residents of Batemans Bay.
Maybe they should find somewhere to roost until this is all over.