I ran into two Bothrops asper (Fer-de-lance or Terciopelo) on Las Cruces trails (one on Sendero Selva and one on the Water Trail) this year (so far), which is two more than any other year since 2013. Below are a few images of the two.
The only other B. asper I’ve seen in the area was Finca Cantaros in 2013 while batting. The first was a juvenile in a stream bed at Campanario (on the Osa Penninsula) in 2008 that we (at least Oscar Rocha and Mike Monfredi) encountered while walking upstream.
Cristian counted 29 exhuvia on a single tree. Here are a few of the molts lined up on the “dry” side of the tree and one that was actively molting.
Anolis (Norops) aquaticus has bluish-green eyes, while the Anolis oxylophus has coppery eyes, as I’ve written about before. Here are those pretty eyes.
Often epiphytic, this individual is planted in the ground at the botanical garden. When the leaves die, the vascular tissue remains intact while the tissue between decomposes, leaving a net-like, tannish leaf outline on the forest floor. An