VIDEO: Heat wave kills 100,000 bats in Australia

Published on Friday, 10 January 2014 11:25 - Written by

The strange weather patterns aren’t just happening in the Midwest and Eastern United States. Australia experienced a major heat wave this week across the northeast state of Queensland, with temperatures reaching 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Humans weren't the only ones suffering from the extreme heat after The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals confirmed that 100,000 bats fell to the ground and died on impact, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Many residents found these fallen bats spread across their property — such as Dayboro resident Murray Paas in a YouTube video posted on January 4.