Flying Foxes cover the banks of the Yarra. Hanging in the trees like strange fruit with nocturnal hunting habits. Thousands of these creatures used to hang out in the grounds of the Botanical Gardens but people got fed up and decided to evict them and move them several kilometers upstream.
A number of techniques will be used to encourage the
flying-foxes to leave the Gardens. Typically, flying-
foxes dislike sudden, loud noises or fast-moving
objects near them. So, most of the dispersal
techniques used in the Gardens will involve noise (eg.
banging on sheet metal, air horns, track and field
starters’ pistols, recorded noises) and movement (eg.
flags on the ends of long bamboo poles, large helium