September 22, 2006

by Reb Yudel
Blame it on Larry!

Discovery channel reports:

A cyclone named Larry has made 10,000 flying foxes vanish and zoologist Louise Shilton needs to find them — quick.

After slamming into Australia's Queensland state in March, Larry
appears to have scattered the local species crow-sized, fruit-eating
bats to distant places, said Shilton, who works for the Australian
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization.

The event is both good and bad for her ongoing project to monitor the usually poorly distributed animals.


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