Warning about Touching Sick or Injured Flying Foxes

Banana Shire Council

Warning about Touching Sick or Injured Flying Foxes

Published: December 7th 2018

• Please do not handle flying foxes as they can carry serious diseases. 
• If a sick or injured flying fox is found, call 1300 ANIMAL. 
• If a dead flying fox is found, use a shovel to scoop the animal into a bag and place carefully in your bin. But take care – animals may only appear to be dead which could lead to scratches.
• Warn children to never touch flying foxes and report any scratches.
• If you believe you have been scratched or bitten, seek immediate medical assistance.

More information on flying foxes, including health concerns, is provided on the following websites: