Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member JohnDoe2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    PARADISE (San Diego)

    Bats on the border: Giant colonies of flying mammals taking over Texas' night sky

    Bats on the border: Giant colonies of flying mammals taking over Texas' night sky

    Published February 11, 2015 Fox News Latino


    Things are truly batty along U.S. border with Mexico – and we’re not talking about the immigration debate.

    When night falls, thousands of the flying mammals take to the sky along the border in Texas.

    Due to unseasonably warm weather in the region, large groups of bats are taking to the sky to hunt for bugs in the night air – registering on radar in much the same way that rainstorms appear on Doppler.

    At 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, a cloud of bats popped up on U.S. Air Force radar above the cave-dotted savanna of the Edwards Plateau. The swarm appears on the radar image as a massive green and blue blob.

    Fifteen minutes later, another colony of bats emerged into the night sky and appeared onscreen as an "aquamarine crescent moon south of Carta Valley," Texas, CityLab reported.

    Texas, especially around Austin and San Antonio, has become a favorite hunting ground for bats. The largest colony on the planet takes up residence in Bracken Cave near San Antonio every spring. It includes about 20 million bats, which makes it arguably the largest accumulation of mammals in the world.

    The bats that hide under Austin’s bridges have become famous around the city – as well as being the bane of pilots flying into the city’s airport.

    While these furry fliers may seem like a nuisance to some, they help keep the populations of mosquitos and other bugs at manageable levels.

    The bats have gotten a hand from local conservationists who helped cancel plans for a local housing development because the light and construction would disrupt the hungry hordes.

    Also who wants to have to worry about being surrounded by thousands of bats when you take the dog out at night.

    "We would have had hundreds of bats congregating on the porches, around street lights, around swimming pools." Bat Conservation International executive director Andy Walker told the Mother Nature Network. "Baby bats that were either resting or sick, or older bats that were sick, might be found by family pets and brought into houses."

    Don't reward the criminal actions of millions of illegal aliens by giving them citizenship.

    Sign in and post comments here.

    Please support our fight against illegal immigration by joining ALIPAC's email alerts here

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Newmexican's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Heart of Dixie
    Moved to Other topics.

Similar Threads

  1. More from Border 'Insecurity': Texas Taking Charge
    By Jean in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-06-2014, 02:49 PM
  2. 2 dead after flying Texas trooper fires at vehicle
    By JohnDoe2 in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-08-2013, 05:53 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-24-2013, 01:22 AM
  4. USAF: Marine Mammals/Other Sea Life to be Decimated
    By carolinamtnwoman in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-17-2009, 12:26 AM
  5. Expert Trying To Identify Mystery Bird Flying Around Texas
    By CCUSA in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-25-2007, 09:35 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts