Not in Sydney where they are in plague proportions.
They are a protected species here.
The local Parks and Wildlife Dept practice protection at all cost.
Rather than conservation.
And the flying foxes are left to propagate unchecked
Not nice if a colony decides to take up residence near you
They have few predators since they are arboreal
Except for the massive owl who have been known to decapitate their prey
Not long ago my wife and I went for a walk in a beautiful park. I caught a whiff of something feral and head some chittering from overhead.
There they were in their thousands on the canopy
We beat a hasty retreat
We had wondered why there were so few people about in such a lovely park