My mom and daddy went to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico a while ago.
But what was really interesting and quite batty was what lived inside this cave entrance!
Somewhere around 400,000+ Mexican free-tail bats live inside this cave from about April to October! Every night at dusk, all the bats fly out of this cave in a big wave, and come out and eat insects. They eat about 3 tons of insects EVERY NIGHT!
The bats look something like a smoke plume like this when they leave in such large numbers!
The bats fly south to Mexico for the winter, so they are gone now. These bats are a little bit creepy, but they are animals and animals are my friends.