Fire brigade comes to the rescue of baby flying fox
IT MAY not have been their typical rescue, but that didn't stop local fire fighters helping to save a baby flying fox on Wednesday.
Lana Jones, of the Rockhampton Wildlife Rescue Education and Conservation Group, said the young flying fox had been heard crying in the tree for a couple of days.
The decision was made to bring in the fire brigade when other efforts to get it down failed.
"It was a very tall tree, maybe 100ft tall," Lana said.
She said the fire officers helped a qualified bat handler rescue the animal.
"The fire officers used the rescue as a training exercise," Lana said.
She thanked everyone involved with the bat's rescue.