That's in Austin, right? Largest urban bat colony, over 1 1/2 million bats. Thats cool.
I was watching the 10:00 PM news one summer night and saw the bats. The weather radar was showing the bats streaming out. The weather man was saying he had seen it few times and got a camera crew in that area to film at the same time as the radar was showing them.
If "I have always done it this way" is a good reason to do it again, how many times do I have to do something wrong - before it becomes right?
LOL several people I showed it to jumped, including my instructor at school. Of course I handed it to them with the bat on the back where they couldn't see it. One guy thought I should varnish it and keep it but after a couple of days he, the bat, was starting to stink up the truck.
You should go to the caves by Longhorn cavern by Inks lake. They are by Marble Falls in Texas Karsthunter. You might be surprised. I believe this is where they took Mike Rowe from "Dirty Jobs" for his bat guano expertise. I think he nearly lost his boot!
Jim Kennedy took Mike Rowe into Bracken Cave. I have surveyed with Jim in WV. I love seeing the bat flights. It is really cool when you enter a cave and the bats are coming out to feed. I have had several bats bounce off my helmet and chest. The first couple of times it happens it freaks you out, I'm kinda used to it now.
Now be honest. Did your heart skip when you flipped that board? LOL
I remember years ago in an old stone farmhouse with one of these cave type attics. Open the attic door and there was bat Sh$t EVERYWHERE. Turned right around and left. Told the customer to have it cleaned and get rid of the bats. I'm not getting sick from the crap or bit to service a unit.
I will believe that the government is broke when the welfare checks start bouncing!!