Hill Country Bat Cave Closure Raises Questions of Pesticide Safety

A State investigation is underway at a bat cave near Mason, Texas, after the spraying of pesticides by the neighboring exotic game ranch wafted onto the nature preserve, threatening harm to visitors and the 1.6 million Mexican free-tailed bats that visit there each summer.

While the game ranch’s manager has acknowledged and pledged to correct what he called “a mistake,” larger implications about the pesticide’s effect on the bats remain unclear…Read more on The Rivard Report