View Full Version : Snakes! part 6

October 25, 2005, 01:45
OK, I hike alot looking for snakes and other critters to photograph. But hey, it's good for me!

Green Iguana, Arenal foothills, Costa Rica.


Foothills habitat shot.


This is Costa Ricas version of a two lane hwy bridge.


Snake hunting in Costa Rica, note how tall the grass is to my left.


Some Coati mundis. They'll eat anything.


I am a happy camper because I just caught a 6 foot tiger ratsnake near San Ramone. Sometimes getting lost pays off.


Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.


Northern Cat-eyed snake, near Quepos, Costa Rica.


Cloudy snail-eating snake from near Arenal, Costa Rica.


Yellow blunt-nosed vine snake from the palm plantations near Quepos.


Really f'ing big salt water crocodiles near Quepos. Sorry, but a closer shot might have been suicide.


White-faced capuchins, Manuel Antonio National Park. Costa Rica has set aside 1/3 of all their land as parks.


A central American whiptail lizard in Manuel Antonio.


Andy the Aussie
October 25, 2005, 01:51
Glad to see from all your great threads mate that Australia does not have an exclusive on the reptile population. Some are obvious (Rattle Snakes) but I am interested in which of those you have pictured are venomous.

Andy (may not sleep tonight having seen all the "Joe Blakes"):cool: :cool: :eek:

October 25, 2005, 02:35
There are some that are mildy venomous, but do not bite and are not dangerous. The rattlesnakes are the only ones in all the posts that are dangerous.

Andy the Aussie
October 25, 2005, 02:55
Wow......I guess I am use to the Aussie "Mr No Legs" and my system for telling if they can kill or not.

I will be out the far far west of NSW in December (all being well) and will most probably cross paths with a King Brown or two. Thay are common enough in the area I hunt.. Out bush we will all go our separate ways but around the house/camp I may come home with a new belt. If I were to get bit I would (without the help of the Royal Flying Doctor Service) probably be rat shit.

Thanks for the pics mate. I have some up close ones of a big aussie salt water croc I took many years ago (he was still breathing) just can't seem to lay my hands on them now. They area happy enough eating American tourists that they generally leave the locals alone..... ;)

Andy :beer:

October 25, 2005, 08:20
um,salt water crocs in costa rica?,sure that those are not american crocs? and bye the way how big were they??

October 25, 2005, 10:45
Yeah, you are right, they are acutus, American crocs (I don't know crocs all that well). They are in a salt water estuary there, which maybe why I thought that offhand, plus it was getting really late!

They are from 12-maybe 15 feet or so. They can get up to 20 or more feet.
I took that photo from a bridge, no way was I going down there to get closer. There were alot more of them, that is as many as I could fit in one pic.

November 08, 2005, 13:39
Costa Rica. I can't wait to return. What a country!!!
Thanks for the pics.

November 08, 2005, 21:32
It's an addiction, I got to get back there.