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Australian Flying Foxes Risk Freshwater Crocodiles to Avoid Dying of Heat [VIDEO]

You won’t believe what these little red flying foxes go through …

For the little red flying foxes of Australia, waiting for monsoon season is a race against time. With sweltering heat in their native northern and eastern Australia reaching 100+ degrees F, these little bats die of heat unless they can last to monsoon season.

The only thing that helps them endure is fresh water from inland rivers. Unfortunately for the little red flying foxes, they’re not the only ones who enjoy the river. Taking a drink can be as dangerous as the extreme heat thanks to the freshwater crocodiles waiting for them just below the surface.

The long wait for monsoon rains leaves the little red flying foxes no choice but to brave this crocodile gauntlet. For the survivors, it means life over death. For those that don’t make it, the crocodiles eat well.

Australian Flying Foxes Risk Freshwater Crocodiles to Avoid Dying of Heat [VIDEO]