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Growing colony of fruit bats causing more power outages in Adelaide

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A growing colony of grey-headed flying foxes are causing increasing numbers of power outages in Adelaide.

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.

“It looks like some of the bats are following the Torrens River valley,…



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