Monthly Archives: January 2013

It’s not the Piraña you need to worry about when swimming in the Amazon

It’s not the Piraña you need to worry about when swimming in the Amazon.

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

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 … Continue reading

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What to expect on your jungle trip

There is a big difference in what we want to hear and what we actually get . When choosing a tour operator in the Amazon, many people don’t do their research and pick the loudest most sensational sales pitch around. … Continue reading

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Tips to see more wildlife while in the Amazon

To optimize your chances here are some general rules for serious wildlife watchers Go more than three days, don’t try to squeeze the trip of a lifetime in less than a work week. Pick a place that is far from … Continue reading

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Tarantula hunting wasp dragging victim into the darkness

This tarantula hunting wasp was spotted crossing the gardens at the Otorongo expeditions jungle lodge. We followed it for quite some time until we lost it in the brush pile. This particular species of wasp is not going to eat … Continue reading

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