Houston freeze: Bats rescued from Waugh Bridge released Wednesday

The Houston Humane Society released the rescued cold-stunned bats Wednesday night time on the common viewing spot in Buffalo Bayou Park.

HOUSTON — Bats that have been cold-stunned throughout final week’s freeze have been released from the Waugh Drive Bridge Wednesday. 

On Tursday night time, they obtained one other enhance of fluids to verify they have been correctly hydrated earlier than being let loose once more.

Houston Humane Society officers rescued greater than 1,500 bats final Thursday from the Waugh Drive Bat Colony.

When the bats get too chilly, their metabolism plummets, which makes them too weak to carry onto the bridge, inflicting them to fall to the bottom.

About 115 of the bats that have been collected by officers died. Thankfully, the remaining have been capable of recuperate after six days of rehabilitation.

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition Director Mary Warwick stated they use the Waugh Bridge as a vacationer attraction, so that they owe it to the bats to care for them in the event that they get into hassle, together with different helpful causes.

“When they first come out of the colony, they eat mosquitos,” Warwick stated. “As they go higher, they eat a lot of moths and insects that affect food crops.”

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Warwick additionally stated they seem to be a large a part of the meals internet. More than 600 of the bats saved belong to the Waugh Bat Colony. They’ll be released again into the colony at Buffalo Bayou Park or on the bat colony in Pearland.

The Mexican free-tailed bats have been released at round 5:30 p.m.  

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