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Three plumes of Mexican free-tail bats overtake the Austin skyline as they exit the Congress Avenue Bridge for their nightly feeding.jpg
Each evening around sunset the Congress Avenue bats emerge like a black cloud from the crevices of the bridge. Covering the countryside in search of food, it is estimated that the bats consume from 10,000 to 30,000 pounds of insects.<br />
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Giving birth in June or July, the bats and pups hang around til October when they head back south. Watching the nightly forays for food is a favorite evening activity, especially in late summer.
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