Bats Invade Australian Town

It’s looking a lot like Halloween down under. The Centre for Disease Control is warning residents of Katherine, Australia, to stay away from fruit bats, hundreds of thousands of which have descended on the town and which could carry a fatal disease related to rabies. Authorities have even closed down the main sports ground. More than 250,000 little red flying foxes flocked to the town, possibly attracted to native plants or driven by changing climate conditions. Meanwhile in the inland city of Wagga Wagga, the ground is covered in heaping white piles of spider webs. The webs are apparently a technique the spiders use to escape flooding, which recently hit Wagga Wagga.