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Of important note is the Frio Bat Cave, which is located on a land-locked parcel within the ranch. Texas has 33 species of bats, more than any other state. Because most of these species eat insects, they play an undeniable role in the environment and economy of the state. In fact, the Mexican free-tailed bat became the official state flying mammal in 1995.
The Mexican free-tailed bat preys on flying insects, consuming its body weight in agricultural pests like cutworm and corn borer moths each night. A recent study showed that the massive colonies of these bats in eight counties of south-central Texas, such as Uvalde, save cotton growers up to $1.7 million annually from crop loss and reduced pesticide use.