Here’s another great example of Houstonians taking matters into their own hands in order to make sure their fellow citizens are safe:
Alicia Plunkett is saving bats from drowning in Houston, as water reaches the top of bridges pic.twitter.com/wHnrbN3Sy8
— Jason Allen (@CBS11JasonAllen) August 27, 2017
— Swig (@OldRowSwig) August 27, 2017
A different video shared to social media showed bats swimming for their lives the the Buffalo Bayou:
The more bats there are, the fewer mosquitoes and other insects post flooding which makes their rescue so important:
Going to need those bats for mosquito control! 💙 All life is precious.
— MaizeyMaizey (@maizeymaizey) August 28, 2017
Which is why we save the bats: they eat mosquitos. 😁😁😁😁
— Chad 'Wally' Walber (@dahctor) August 28, 2017
Apparently the bats get stuck under the bridges and can’t crawl or fly away:
Can't bats fly? There must be a tree nearby.
— Dave Hapner (@toolfool) August 27, 2017
Wing-hands are not very good for hoisting up steep banks. When bats get trapped in water, they often can't climb out to safety.
— Lisa Powers (@powlisapow) August 27, 2017
Here’s another video of a bat attempting to find a safe place to stay:
— Kara Sewell (@FOX19Kara) August 27, 2017
On a normal day, here’s what it looks like:
Got to see the Waugh Drive Bats fly out from underneath a bridge in Houston! pic.twitter.com/T4lBi0bOQT
— Tyler K. Williams (@T_K_Williams) August 5, 2017
Yes, the floating fire ant colonies in Houston are real https://t.co/laHaDY2XcM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 28, 2017