Day 6: Cahuita National Park ... Monkeys, Snakes and Spiders

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February 21st 2010
Published: February 21st 2010
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After a very humid night with heavy rain bouncing off the tin roof, the dawn chorus was enough to wake us up at 07h00. Greeted by a beautiful blue sky and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, we ate a very leisurely breakfast, so leisurely that some never arrived, before boarding the bus and heading for Cahuita, a national park covering coral reefs, coastal rain forest and semi-mangroves. Walking some 5 miles along the white sandy beach, with palm trees gently bending in the warm breeze was sheer delight. Overhead, howler monkeys lay sunning themselves, as did a family of iguana. On the ground, leaf-cutter ants busied themselves carrying their loads along cleared paths whilst large spiders hung awaiting their next meal.

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In the heat of the day, these creatures climb the trees in order to escape the heat
White Faced MonkeysWhite Faced Monkeys
White Faced Monkeys

One had clearly stolen some lunch, but on seeing us, both came across to look at us - as we were them!
Red Eyelash ViperRed Eyelash Viper
Red Eyelash Viper

Very venomous ...
Yellow ViperYellow Viper
Yellow Viper

Smaller than the previous but apparently, even more poisonous

8th May 2011
White Faced Monkeys

nice pic;-)

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