Bat-eating Supercell

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    South Texas can become a BATtleground of nature: bats, that is, caught up in the environment around a large and dangerous thunderstorm. This happened in the early evening of 19 March 2006, as part of a swarm of bats was overtaken by a tornado-warned supercell over eastern Val Verde County and southwestern Edwards County.

    Numerous caves dot the thick limestone beds of the Edwards plateau in South Texas. A couple dozen of them house about 100 million free-tailed bats from spring through autumn, according to the Texas State Handbook. Every evening during those seasons, the bats leave their daytime, underground refuges and take to the skies for a mass feast on flying insects. On radar, bat swarms in south-central Texas commonly appear as expanding rings or donuts during late afternoon and early evening, their collective echoes diffusing as they fly upward and outward from their cavernous homes.

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