As you, MKXÂ® reader most certainly already know, Austin Texas is home to the largest urban bat colony in the world. Yup, 1.5 million bats live under the Congress Avenue bridge and shoot out every night. Some say they go out to eat between 10,000 and 30,000 pounds of insects. Others say they go to Sixth Street to get a Flaming Dr. Pepper at a local bar. I say they should come over to my place and do some eating around here… I can use it.
But I digress. So as part of the Summer 2006 Keep Austin Weird tour with my mom and dad, we went to check out the famous bats. It’s very cool, and it looks like my mom’s pigeon phobia does not translate to small flying rodents. Now that makes sense. See the photos and relive the emotion in the new-ish Photo Central. Or, a The Marcos Kirsch ExperienceÂ® first: see the video in YouTube.