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Thousands of bats drop dead from trees in NSW heatwave
Thousands of bats have dropped dead in the heat, falling from the trees as scorching summer conditions blasted south-eastern Australia over the weekend.
Among the worst affected areas are around Casino in northern NSW and Singleton in the upper Hunter, where residents and council workers say thousands of bat carcases have been discovered scattered on the ground in parks and along riverbanks…
NSW fires: Uarbry couple mourn loss of town and fear living in the bush again
Mark and Jane Rice’s home in Uarbry was spared from the fire, but with most of their community now destroyed they feel as though they are homeless.
“I don’t think I could live back here again. I think I’d be too frightened to live anywhere in the bush again,” Ms Rice said.
Last year the Rices were married in the church in Uarbry.
All that is left of it now is the bell and the stairs.
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