To the bat bridge!

If Batman ever hangs out in Austin, it is probably somewhere near the Congress Bridge.  As evening falls, about 1.5 million bats fly out from under the bridge and head off to hunt mosquitoes.  I’m told that each bat captures about 600 mosquitoes and hour, which surely indicates that they are busy hunters!

If you’re in Austin, it’s definitely worth stopping by the bridge to watch.   And for the vast majority of you who are NOT in Austin, this video may be the best I can do for you right now.

Hanging By A Cone

Cones Hanging From BridgeOn a boat.

Cruising up the Chicago River.

Bridge repair in progress above.

Traffic safety cones hanging from the bridge.

Cones suspended by lengths of rope.

Several different kinds of cones (although not in this picture).

Several different lengths of rope.

Meant to keep boat traffic from passing under certain areas of the bridge?

Are these the best tools for the job?

Are these just the best tools on hand?