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Huntsville, Texas: Prison Bat Colony

Bat colony clains an old prison warehouse as home adjacent to the historic Huntsville "Walls Unit."

12th St., Huntsville, TX
Next to the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, 12th Street and Ave. G. Avoid walking too close to active prison.
Dawn and dusk flights. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Prison Bat Colony

Not expecting the amount of bats that fly from the Walls Warehouse. Also, the smell will take your breath away. Awesome.

[Charlotte Tomkavits, 04/13/2018]
Prison Bat Colony

Be careful where you walk. The colony is adjacent the Walls prison unit, and guards with shotguns will challenge you if you get too close to the prison wall.

[Lee Murrah, 11/16/2016]

Bats fly.

Bat Colony

Bat colony lives in an old prison warehouse adjacent to the historic "Walls Unit" of Huntsville. Not sure of all the months they can be seen departing at dusk but I know I've seen them in April and May.

[Terry Mendoza, 05/15/2013]

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