- The bat caves are home to one of the largest bat colonies in Central Texas.
- The bat colony that lives in these caves are the Mexican free-tailed bats. There is an estimated 3 million of them!
- Inside the bat cave is an old abandoned railroad built by the Northern Railroad company.
- You can see the bats at dusk each day from mid-March to early-November.
- The tunnel the bats live in and where the railroad once ran through is 920 feet in length!
The railroad was built because railroads were the fastest way to transport goods.
The tunnel was dug because steam trains could not pull loads up the steep grade.
The scrap from the line ended up in Alaska for the Alcan Highway and in Australia for military supply routes.
Many generations of local citizens would watch the bats. People were concerned the bats were going to leave because of disturbance.
Now, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department helps ensure the bats will keep coming to this historic site.
August 26,1886- grading for the railroad had started
1912- business men from San Antonio and Fredericksburg raised the 250,00 dollars to build the short railroad from Comfort to Fredericksburg.
March of 1913- Crews began digging a tunnel out of Mt. Alamo which posed early struggles The tunnel was 920ft in length. Trains were soon rolling in and out of Fredericksburg by the end of 1913.
1942- The railroad was prospering until the FN&R declined any further development of the railroads. The war department was ordered to dismantle the line.
1991- After the line was dismantled, the man made tunnel was accompanied by bats. The Texas Parks and Wild Life Department obtained the area for research and management.
2012- The area was transferred over to the State Parks Division to be further managed due to the amount of visitors.
Now- Many visitors come out and watch the bats fly out of the tunnels, walk the trails, and enjoy the area!
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