Up to 80,000 flying foxes have incredibly formed a 'maternity camp' along a popular riverside in northern New South Wales forcing several parks to close.
The bats, known as little reds, have joined the existing grey-headed and black fruit bat population in Casino, and have setup camp along the Richmond River.
Spectacular photos of the mass congregation of bats show the animals hanging from branches.
The animals are only expected to hang around for a few weeks before they fly up to Queensland where females will give birth in May.
Little red flying foxes can sometimes gather together in groups of up to 100,000.
Signs have been put up around parks redirecting residents who have also been told to keep clear of the visiting bats.
Up to 80,000 bats are believed to have set up camp in Casino over recent weeks.
Amazing photos capture just how large the group of flying foxes that are roosting at the Richmond River in Casino is.
Little red flying foxes are one of the most widespread species of bats in Australia.
A pair of bats are seen huddled together while hanging from a tree branch in Casino in northern NSW.
When day turns into night the endless stream of bats then takes to the skies, flying over parks, busy streets, and homes.
The bats hang from the tree branches during the day before flying across the skies when dusk hits.
The little red flying foxes are seen sprawled out across a tree on the Richmond River in northern NSW.
Residents have complained about the constant smell, noise, and amount of droppings left behind.
Bushwalkers are seen walking under a large group of the flying foxes that have set up camp along the Richmond River in Casino.
The WIRES Northern Rivers organization said the Black Summer bushfires of 2019/2020 had had drastic impacts on the flying fox population.
Bats are seen lining the trees along the Richmond River in Casino in northern NSW.