Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas
It doesn't surprise me. I would not swim in Ladybird Lake. It can be nasty anyway. Lots of dead bats and their poo floating in it. If you can walk under the bridges along the Hike and Bike trail and get pooped on, guess where else it's going!
I have seen people sitting in those arches before and always figured it was a bad idea.
This made me wonder...what if you catch and eat a bass that ate a dead rabid bat, could you get rabies? Not a joke, I fish the lake from time to time and never considered this possibility until now.
A late great friend of mine was a diver for APD in the 80's who was assigned the task of searching for evidence mostly under the bridges said there were a ton of bowling balls at the bottom of the lake.
As far as the lake being a toilet for the bats, and dogs, at least its in constant flush mode since there is a west to east current so the waters west of the Congress bridge would be cleaner.
I'll get boos and hisses for saying this, but I think the sounds and sights of gas powered boats on Lady Bird lake would be really cool. Yeah, I know they would reek havoc on the canoers and paddle boats.