Town overrun by 10,000 bats

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Town overrun by 10,000 bats

A town is in a "state of emergency" after it was taken over by 100,000 bats.

Batemans Bay in New South Wales, Australia has been overcome by a mass of the creatures but the grey-headed flying foxes cannot be killed as they are a vulnerable species, Sky News reports.

Resident Danielle Smith said: "I can't open the windows, I can't use the clotheslines, it's just, I can't study because the noise just goes constantly. I can't concentrate. It's not fun.

"The bats came and they are just out of control. We just can't do anything because of them."