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To The Bat Cave!

Photograph By Sandy Carson

The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue bridge in downtown Austin is the warm-weather roost for something in the neighborhood of a million bats -- the largest urban bat colony in North America. Like clockwork, the bats depart the bridge every evening in an ominous-looking swarm to feed on thousands of pounds of bugs.