Have you ever seen 1.5 million bats take flight?
It happens around dusk in downtown Austin. From March through October, as the sun sets behind us, they come streaming out from under the Congress Avenue Bridge.
If you sit under the bridge to watch you might get the occasional little sprinkle of guano on you.
Considered yourself warned.
And it goes on pretty consistently like this for like 15 to 20 minutes. Squeaking, wheeling columns of bats just pouring out. Great big clouds of massed bats, heading off in an easterly direction, as far as the eye can see. Though our photos and videos hardly do it justice, you gotta trust me, it's jaw dropping y'all.