Environmental News

Native wildlife downed by freak hailstorms

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Brisbane's weekend storms have had a big impact on wildlife, battering koalas, birds, possums and flying foxes.

The RSPCA has been swamped with 86 flying foxes that were knocked senseless by hail in Brisbane's western suburbs.

About 30 have been put down and the rest are going out to carers.

RSPCA wildlife rescue officer Annette Colling said 300 to 400 flying foxes from a Mt Ommaney colony might have been killed.

Read more: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/native-wildlife-downed-by-freak-hailstorms/story-e6freoof-1226522293129