Birżebbugia, besides being known for its Miami reputation, is home to a mysterious bat cave called Għar il-Friefet, because it’s home to a great colony of bats and other rare species. Until recently, little information was available about the cave.
Lucky for us, some Maltese adventurers have captured their exploration of the underground site, giving us a glimpse into the crevices of this fascinating cave.
“I read about it but I couldn’t see any videos of it anywhere. All there was online was two surveys from 2003 and 2007,” Pierre Farrugia, one of the explorers, told Lovin Malta.
After getting the green light from Birżebbugia’s local council, Farrugia and his friends Angelo Caruana and Vincent Pukka planned their adventure, with little more than a map to guide them.
The result is an awesome half-hour look into the Southern bat cave.
The trio explores the two-storey underground site, comprised of chambers linked by tunnels. The bats seemed to be camera shy, but they did find some artefacts that show humans have been there.
Old bottles, a small pink plastic comb, a single flipflop and even a pair of glasses were found.
“My dream is to find the owner of these glasses,” Farrugia added.
This isn’t the first of Farrugia’s captured explorations, he’s got a whole channel dedicated to them, including kayak tours around the coasts, abseiling the gorgeous cliffs of Għar Lapsi, and looks into the tunnels of the Royal Navy Hospital and prehistoric catacombs.
You can check out Pierre Farrugia’s exploration channel here.
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