A growing colony of grey-headed flying foxes are causing increasing numbers of power outages in Adelaide.
- Grey-headed flying foxes have caused about 25 power outages in recent weeks
- SA Power Networks said it’s working to find a solution to the problem, but none has been found so far
- It says the colony has rebounded in recent times after being decimated by heatwaves in recent years
The number of flying foxes has declined in recent years amid searing heatwaves, but SA Power Networks spokesman Paul Roberts said numbers have rebounded to about 20,000.
Mr Robert said the animals had caused about 25 power outages in the northern and eastern suburbs in recent weeks.
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