Longhorn Caverns Park Features

Introducing Bubba T. Bat

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Transcript


On the surface at Longhorn Caverns


Formations Inside the Cave

A view of formations inside Longhorn Caverns


A view of formations inside Longhorn Caverns


A view of lighted formations inside Longhorn Caverns


People touring Longhorn Caverns


Tour guide explains how the cave was formed


Transcript
(Woman with guitar sings to the tune of “Deep in the Heart of Texas”)

The bats at night
Go out in flight
Deep in the karst of Texas

(Man in bat suit, hanging upside down)
(wakes up stretching, yawning) Ahhh…ooh…ahhh.. Oh, howdy! I’ve been hanging around waiting for you guys. I flew in last night and boy, are my wings tired! I came down here for the Texas Parks and Wildlife webcast. Excuse me, who are you?

(Woman)
Hi! I’m Kay from Longhorn State Park. You must be Bubba T. Bat.

(Bubba T. Bat)
I am!

(Kay)
Well, welcome to the park today! Come on down here so we can visit!

(Bubba T. Bat)
(turns right side up) Oh! Ooh, ouch!

(Kay)
Are you all right?

(Bubba T. Bat)
(straining) Ooh, yah. Why don’t you talk to the kids for a minute?

(Kay)
Welcome, everybody! Welcome to Longhorn Caverns State Park! We’re coming to you live from 35 feet under the ground! First, probably, live telecast from inside a cave that I’ve heard of! Bubba, you okay?

(Bubba T. Bat)
Yeah, I am. It’s okay. (looks around) Where is Longhorn Caverns State Park?

(Kay)
Longhorn Caverns State Park is located 70 miles northwest of Austin In the hill country.

(Bubba T. Bat)
And you said we’re 35 feet below the ground?

(Kay)
Yes, we’re 35 feet from underground. Probably the first live broadcast from underground!

(Bubba T. Bat)
(looks around)
Uhm. Pretty big in here. Does it look like this all through the place?

(Kay)
Pretty much. This is a river-formed cavern. But we do have small passageways. Most of them are very passable on the walking tour.

(Bubba T. Bat)
Well this looks like a great place to visit! And hang out. It’s bright in here. So bright everywhere?

(Kay)
No, silly. This is a webcast. That’s why we have all these lights in here. It’s usually dark in a cave you know.

(Bubba T. Bat)
Ah, yes the webcast. I knew there was a reason I was standing here looking like this.
We’re here to talk to you about caves today. The critters who live there and the people who love to go in there and climb about in them. We also have area experts in here. We’re here to do some great game shows today, back by popular demand. We also want to remind you we have the chat room you can go visit, we have experts you can ask questions to. We’ll be running opinion polls, there’s an agenda on the right side of your screen, please scroll down, click on the agenda, click on the poll questions, by the way, so that you can respond to our question polls or opinion polls. Which, by the way, here’s our first one: In your opinion bats are: great and interesting; scary, they get in your hair; dangerous ‘cause they drink blood; or you don’t know or don’t care. Now let’s go find out about some other people who explore caves.



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