A Cloud of Bats in Austin

Austin is home to the world’s largest urban bat colony; they live under the Congress Street Bridge, where the unique construction of the bridge lends itself to being a great shelter for them. In the summer, the bridge is home to over 1.5 million bats, and at dusk they leave the bridge to fly off down the river to feed. Watching the bats is a huge tourist attraction in Austin, and the bridge is right next to our hotel, so we walked down to hang out and watch them fly off. I took several videos of them.

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One comment on “A Cloud of Bats in Austin
  1. Gary Welsh says:

    Isn’t Austin a wonderful city? I spent a lot of time there a few years ago on a project and fell in love with the place.

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