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Old 04-01-2016, 11:58 PM
 
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Dusk is certainly the time to see bats, even in suburban areas. Just stand outside at dusk and watch the skies.
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Old 04-05-2016, 05:29 PM
 
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The flittermouse is truly an amazing critter.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Bats are amazing little creatures.

The sad thing is the white -nosed bat syndrome is killing a lot of bats, estimated over six million already.
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Old 04-06-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Bats are amazing little creatures.

The sad thing is the white -nosed bat syndrome is killing a lot of bats, estimated over six million already.
All the more reason to protect the ones we still have! It's nice to see so many people appreciating the Austin TX bat colony as the natural wonder it is, instead of being terrified of them.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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There are quite a few people that are terrified of bats. How do they manage living in Austin I wonder? Or are these bats just near the downtown bridge area, , and not all over town?
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Seeing the bats was one of the first things that a friend [who had moved to Austin before me] took me to see. I don't think that I appreciated it then, in my early 20's, but I am so glad now that I saw it in person.

The one thing that the video cannot capture is the smell. No one really mentions it but there is a pungent odor at that particular spot of the Congress Ave. bridge, and, for better or worse, I can't imagine the experience without it, if only for the requisite explanation of "guano" that whoever is taking you there has to give
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