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Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, Texas

Mexican free-tailed bats spiral out of Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve in Texas at dusk. The bats are hungry for pests like corn earworm moths—nutrition to keep milk flowing for their pups. Every spring millions of free-tails return to this cave.

St. Francis Episcopal School cancelled Monday classes due to a reported bat infestation. 

St. Francis classes canceled due to reported bat infestation

Francis Episcopal School cancelled Monday classes due to a reported bat infestation.

The Mammals of Texas - Bat Viewing Areas

Bats are Beneficial Talk and Craft San Antonio, TX

Mexican freetailed bats at dusk, Central Texas; © Jeff Parker / ExploreinFocus.com

Explore in Focus™ with wildlife photographer, Jeff Parker. Jeff offers photo tours & workshops for the naturally curious.

Faces only mother Chiroptera chould love

Faces only mother Chiroptera chould love

Every evening at sunset, more than 250,000 Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from crevices found in the Waugh Drive Bridge. These creatures are non-migratory and call the bayou home year-round. You can learn more about the bats through interpretive signage found at the site. Stop by any night and view this amazing sight!

Congress Bridge Bats in Downtown Austin ~ largest urban bat colony in the world: million Mexican Free-tail bats emerge each night from mid-March to November to consume mosquitoes!

Thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats fly from under

Top 10 cities for wildlife

When it comes to the most wildlife-friendly cities in the USA, Austin,Texas grabs the top spot, according to a top ten ranking of cities with the strongest commitment to wildlife in the USA.

Frio bat cave in Texas Hill Country
10 - 12 million Mexican free-tail bats pour out of the cave on their way to dinner.

Frio bat cave in Texas Hill Country 10 - 12 million Mexican free-tail bats pour out of the cave on their way to dinner.

Austin, TX...Congress St bats

Congress St bats- My family and saw the mexican free tail bats. It was a totally amazing thing to witness!

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