Yikes, that’s a lot of flies

The occasional fly buzzing about is an inevitable part of living in Australia. But in some parts of the country, the flies can get pretty hectic.

As Andrew Harper from the Outback Camel Company in the Simpson Desert found out, detailed in a video posted on Facebook Tuesday.

“I’ve not seen them this thick for years,” the post reads. Thick may be an understatement.

Harper told the ABC the combination of recent rainfall and warm temperatures have resulted in the spike of flies.

“We all had fly nets on and we stopped for a break. I was looking back at my lead camel and her saddle and the front of the saddle. Right across both sides was just black,” he told the news outlet.

“There must have been hundreds of thousands of them. Worst I’ve ever seen for bush flies at this time of year.”

As temperatures cool down, the fly numbers should whittle down.

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