September 29, 2006

Colorful Frogs in Tierra Oscura

Here are some pictures of frogs in Tierra Oscura, mostly for the benefit of a researcher from the Smithsonian who was asking about them. This red one is on Isla Cristobal near the Higueron tree on the property line... Read more...

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September 10, 2006

An Ocelot kitten in the neigbourhood

Five years ago, my neighbours David and Linda rescued a Margay kitten and adopted her, helping her along to a semi-wild life on their beautiful farm, Green Acres. Sadly, Tigger was killed by another cat in the jungle, shortly after... Read more...

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November 08, 2005

First Iguana Sighting

Man Hing told me that he saw an Iguana near the nursery the other day. I couldn't quite believe that; I thought there weren't any on this island. However, a couple days later, on a hike around the property,... Read more...

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August 23, 2005

Geckos in the house

We share our house with a lot of creatures: Crabs, Fruit bats, and, most notably, geckos. Locally called largatillos ("Little Crocodiles" - how appropriate), they are actually good companions. They are relatively clean, and eat bugs (and, fruit -- not... Read more...

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June 02, 2004

A Howler Monkey Climbs into the Boat

Suddenly, Tita and Tasso started barking more aggressively than they had ever barked before. Abelardo was paddling over, telling us that he wanted to introduce as to a new friend... While paddling home that afternoon, he had seen something black... Read more...

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