June 20, 2017

We came for the alligators....

...and the story from our cab driver about the time it flooded in Jacksonville and his best friend found a shark swimming in his front lawn, but we stayed for the bats! Bob, Tatsuya and Ralph visited the University of Florida recently to hang out with Steve Munger - Steve had invited us down to check out some of the odor-triggered behaviors he and his student Art have been working on. In addition to being an incredibly gracious host, Steve took us to see the bats - UF has a series of bat houses (whose construction was sponsored by Bacardi, natch) housing thousands of bats, which leave en masse for the hunt every evening. The squiggles above our heads? Bats! Thanks, Steve for a great visit - much appreciated.