Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Another Austin Pic

Largest Urban Bat Colony in the World?

Austin is home to the largest urban bat colony in either North America or The World, depending on who you ask. Here's a picture of the bats leaving their roost, the Congress St. Bridge spanning the Colorado River just south of downtown proper in Austin, TX. The bats are Mexican Free-Tailed, and the ones that migrate to Austin for the summer are pregnant females. This photo is taken from on top of the bridge. Notice the head boats down in the river on bat-watching detail.

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