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Fantastic “Eyelash” Frog

07 Feb
Herping trips in the Amazon

The many ways organisms have developed to remain undetected is incredible! Take for example this Eyelashed Forest Frog (Edalorhina perezi) Also known as the snouted frog. This master of disguise can hide in plain sight on the forest floor and can remain undetected as long as it stays still in the leaf litter.   This […]

How to fool a predator.

20 Dec

The snail eating snake (Dipsas catesbyi) is a small reptile native to South America. They are very common and found right around our gardens in Oran. Although I have observed this snake dozens of times before, this is the first time I realized just exactly what it is doing. The snake when threatened, lines its […]

Charapa Ishpa – Flooding Event Coincides with Turtle Hatching

06 Dec

Its the end of our low water season here on the Amazon River near Iquitos Peru. This means the tributaries from the distant foothills of the Andes Mountains are swelling with rainwater and start their rush to the main trunk of the Amazon and eventually to the Atlantic. There is a annual spike in the […]

Giant Anaconda encounter !

25 Apr

On the 22nd of April 2013, Jill Elaine Roche , a brave American traveler set off with her local guides to explore an extensive varzea or flooded forest by wooden canoe. They were sneaking in amongst the trees leaving no trail behind other than the frothy path left by the canoe. Moving silently and slowly […]

Cryptic killer, Bothrops atrox- common lance head pit viper of the Amazon

22 Jan

The lance head pit viper found in South and Central America claims the most lives each year. Out of all the venomous snakes in the neotropics, this snake is the most common. They can be found from urban sprawl areas to the depths of the rain forest. The most common places to find them are […]