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Costa Rica jackpot

Post by blacktara » May 11th, 2015, 2:05 pm

Currently day 6 of a 19 day CR trip - have seen a lot and will post more in due time but here is the jackpot from the Osa Peninsula May 9

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Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » May 11th, 2015, 2:15 pm

Great! Can't remember seeing one of them posted here. The in situ nature of the pic also adds to my "nature's little landmine" label for these animals. Thanks, can't wait to see more!

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Re: Costa Rica jackpot

Post by blacktara » May 11th, 2015, 2:20 pm

We didnt disturb it at all - not even any flash - and stayed about four or five meters away - thrill of a herping lifetime for me

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Re: Costa Rica jackpot

Post by Fieldherper » May 11th, 2015, 9:19 pm

Yes, I would call that a jackpot. That is awesome!!

FH

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Re: Costa Rica jackpot

Post by The Real Snake Man » May 11th, 2015, 9:51 pm

Beautiful Lachesis melanocephala. Good on you for showing the restraint/respect necessary to leave it be as much as possible.

-Gene

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Re: Costa Rica jackpot

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » May 12th, 2015, 1:18 am

You tease, you!

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Re: Costa Rica jackpot

Post by blacktara » May 12th, 2015, 8:01 am

Ok here are a few more critters - this is all from the Osa Peninsula


Bird snake - Pseustes poecilonatus - Image

Net casting spider - Deinopis -Image

Dart frog - Dendrobatus granuliferus - Image - have also seen Auratus but havent gotten an acceptable pic of one yet

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Re: Costa Rica jackpot

Post by MCHerper » May 12th, 2015, 1:19 pm

Awesome!

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Re: Costa Rica jackpot

Post by AndyO'Connor » May 12th, 2015, 2:24 pm

Holy cow, that is an awesome find and great picture in the moment.

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Re: Costa Rica jackpot

Post by blacktara » May 12th, 2015, 7:36 pm

Tonights best find - Fer de lance - Bothrops asper Image

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Re: Costa Rica jackpot

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » May 12th, 2015, 8:48 pm

whazzat?

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