Juvenile Bothrops asper on the edge of a ditch in the Wilson Garden.
Dasyprocta punctata is about the size of my dog, Amos, and many times faster. Still, I would love to see his reaction to such a big rodent—or even a paca!
Orange-billed sparrows are common in the garden and along the Java trail. On this occasion, unfortunately, the bird had hit a window and died.
In 2015, on the last hike of the summer, we came across a jumping pit viper (Atropoides nummifer) and brazenly (or foolishly) photographed, labeled, and finally removed it from the Gamboa trail.
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.