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.)