Watch thousands of bats take flight in Tucson

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson's bridges are a perfect home to bats - thousands of bats.  Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) says that many bridges have expansion cracks underneath them, and these are excellent roosting sites for bats.

In addition to being a spectacle for the Tucson community, AZGFD says these bats also eat the weight of one elephant's worth of insects, over the course of the summer. This alleviates the amount of insects that will "bug" you during the monsoon months. 

To see these bats take flight, make sure to arrive before sunset at one of the following locations: 

4209 N. Campbell Ave. (Campbell Ave./River Rd.)

Pantano River Park (S. Pantano Rd./22nd St.) 

Visiting the bat bridges is a free and fun activity to enjoy with your family during the summer months. 

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