September 22, 2014 · Uncategorized

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Got to spend some time in Costa Rica at the Costa Rican International Symposium of Amphibians and Reptiles, Sarapique. Catching up with old friends and meeting some new folks. Was a great time.

Selva Verde Lodge has wildlife that visits you while you sit in their outdoor dining hall - this is a Blunthead Tree Snake (Imantodes cenchoa)

Selva Verde Lodge has wildlife that visits you while you sit in their outdoor dining hall - this is a Blunthead Tree Snake (Imantodes cenchoa)

Another rare inhabitant of the forests around Selva Verde Lodge, Honduran White Bats (Ectophylla alba)

Another rare inhabitant of the forests around Selva Verde Lodge, Honduran White Bats (Ectophylla alba)

Very cool bats!

Very cool bats!

Even the Iguanas are impressive at Selva Verde Lodge

Even the Iguanas are impressive at Selva Verde Lodge

Beth gets board with Orapel hunting after she finds her second in a day (over her left shoulder)

Beth gets board with Orapel hunting after she finds her second in a day (over her left shoulder)

Beth's first Oropel (Bothriechis schlegelii) from La Selva Biological Station

Beth's first Oropel (Bothriechis schlegelii) from La Selva Biological Station

Coatimundi action in the forest

Coatimundi action in the forest

A Coralsnake (Micrurus alleni) from La Selva Biological Station

A Coralsnake (Micrurus alleni) from La Selva Biological Station

A little wave goodbye before departing

A little wave goodbye before departing

An Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)

An Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)

Lots of nice Strawberry Poison Frogs (Oophaga pumilio)

Lots of nice Strawberry Poison Frogs (Oophaga pumilio)

Got to visit Parque Reptilandia (and got to see my friend Quetzal Dwyer) - if you visit Costa Rica, don't miss this place.  Beautiful animals on exhibit!  This is a Palm Viper (Bothriechis marchi)

Got to visit Parque Reptilandia (and got to see my friend Quetzal Dwyer) - if you visit Costa Rica, don't miss this place. Beautiful animals on exhibit! This is a Palm Viper (Bothriechis marchi)

Beautiful Palm Vipers at Parque Reptilandia (Bothriechis supraciliaris)

Beautiful Palm Vipers at Parque Reptilandia (Bothriechis supraciliaris)

(Bothriechis supraciliaris)

(Bothriechis supraciliaris)

Hog Nose Viper (Porthidium porrasi), named after my old friend, Louie Porras

Hog Nose Viper (Porthidium porrasi), named after my old friend, Louie Porras

Bromeliad Boa at Parque Reptilandia (Ungaliophis panamensis)

Bromeliad Boa at Parque Reptilandia (Ungaliophis panamensis)

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Written by Dante


1 comment on “Costa Rica, 2014”

  1. Tom:

    Dante:

    Great pictures as usual. I especially like the sharp image of the first snake’s tongue an the bat face :-) . I could not spot the snake over Beth’s shoulder :-(


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