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Saturday, June 25, 2005
Congress Avenue Bats

Wednesday we loaded up the truck and headed to San Antonio for a couple of days of R&R. We hit Austin around dinner time, so I pulled into town for some chow. We dragged the kids to the Spagetti Warehouse which was a good choice for the family. From there we walked across the Congress Avenue Bridge and waited for The Bats. Sure enough right before sunset the bats started swarming out of the bridge. This is one of the most amazing things to see. The bats form a thick cloud as they emerge from the bridge. They kept coming for what seemed like hours! You could see the swarm make a line that was visible far off in the distance, probably a mile or so.

They say that there are 1.5 million bats that live under that bridge. I wonder what the loading effect is on the bridge?

At any rate, if you are ever in Austin during the summer go see the bats.

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