The Mexican Freetail

To end the day, I went to experience the nightly ritual of the Mexican Freetail bat. Over 350,000 of these little hairy McNuggets live in the very cave I was in earlier in the day. Each evening, they ALL emerge from the natural entrance of the cave in a counterclock wise cyclone up into the night sky.

Thrilled and admittedly a little frightened, I sat in wonder as these creatures swirled and swooped within a few feet of my head as they headed out into the night sky to feast on pesky insects. The photo above was something i found to give you an idea (no photography or video is allowed as bats have a heightened sense of hearing as thus those items would detract them from returning.)


1 Comment

  1. Scott your making me look bad you have all these beautiful pic of the southwest and i post a garden like knowbody has seen one of those before. anyhow your pics are great it looks like you had tons of fun. keep on traveling i love seeing the world through your perspective.

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