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Austin 10-12-2010 10:45 AM

Mexican Free Tail Bats
 
They are coming out in full force! Anyone else seen the Mexican Free Tail bats yet? There's a bridge just north of Austin on 35 that gets backed up bad when they start making their way out from under it.

Brucep86 10-20-2010 01:13 PM

When they are flying, (right time of year) it is an amazing sight. Went with my wife once and we missed the main flight. Went back by myself and got to see the massive flight. It was amazing, and a huge trail of bats as far as the eye could see. There is a phone number (bat line) where you can call for details about when is the best viewing time.
They fly right around sunset.

Austin 10-20-2010 01:21 PM

Do you have the number?

Brucep86 10-21-2010 06:59 AM

Check out this web site.

https://austin.about.com/od/austinatt..._in_Austin.htm

Austin 10-21-2010 09:23 AM

Excellent link. Thanks!

Brucep86 10-21-2010 09:29 PM

No problem.

Cap'n Crunch Killa 10-21-2010 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austin (Post 23290)
They are coming out in full force! Anyone else seen the Mexican Free Tail bats yet? There's a bridge just north of Austin on 35 that gets backed up bad when they start making their way out from under it.

You're not talking about Congress Street Bridge are you?

Austin 10-22-2010 12:36 PM

I am not, this bridge is off of 35.

Cap'n Crunch Killa 10-22-2010 03:55 PM

I think I know what you're talking about.
There was also a bridge on 35 just south of Round Rock and every time I would drive over it in my Jeep I could smell the guano real strong. God I miss central Texas.

Brucep86 10-23-2010 02:04 AM

I'm sorry, I was talking about the Congress St bridge. Not sure of others in the area but I am sure there are more. Houston has one also although I have never seen the bats fly from there.

I believe that the Congress St bridge holds one of the largest urban populations of bats in North America.


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