Posted October 01, 2018 07:37:10A group of bats have been spotted on Facebook.
They are called ‘bats of a thousand feet’, with the species of bat that lives in Australia’s north-east.
They have been seen in towns in the state of Queensland and the state’s south-east, and are also seen on the NSW south coast.
Bats have been found in the US, Canada, Russia and South Africa.
“There’s a lot of information about them, and it’s hard to get enough pictures of them,” said Dr Paul Tait, from the University of New South Wales.
“It’s really amazing that bats can actually be found on our walls.”
Bats are a protected species in Australia, and there are more than 600 species in the country.
“They have the potential to become an economic benefit for the economy,” Dr Tait said.
“Bats can be a source of income for the rural communities, which are the communities that provide jobs for farmers and workers.”
In the last century, bats have become an important part of Australia’s landscape, including the national parks.
The Queensland government recently announced plans to introduce a “Bats of the South” national park.