You always have to take a second look to spot him: the Great Green Iguana.
It took me a while to identify this one: the Black headed Calico Snake.
That is quite a scare!
This Golden Tegu, by no means, scared this Black Vulture at the ocelot feeder. It almost gave it a heart attack by sneaking up to him from behind.
While looking through all the video's and pictures from the ocelot trap cam, I came across these pictures of the Black Vulture and the Golden Tegu. It all happened in a split second, but those were such pretty pictures to share.
Raptors, like this Great-black Hawk, have excellent eyes and here is why.
A strange visitor at my home: the Boddaert's Tropical Racer.
The Emerald Palm Snake is also a champion of being one with its surroundings.
This is how life goes around in the fauna world. Harsh but necessary.
At first glance it looks like a coral snake, but this is a false one.
Sometimes being at the wrong place at the wrong time happens from time to time.
On April 14, 2016 the Red-tailed Boa decided to have its lunch at Kabalebo.
The Great Green Iguana is known as the largest lizard of the Amazon. But still it is unbelievable to know that the little fellow on the left will grow into the Great Green Iguana, pictured right.
This is the Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus), one that can blend very well with its surroundings.
The Black Amphisbaena (Amphisbaena fuliginosa) is a worm lizard that lives for most of its time in soil. Occasionally it appears on the surface, giving us the opportunity to have a closer look.
This is the Chironius scurrulus, one that undergoes changes while growing up.
The Smooth-fronted Caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus) is a common well-camouflaged reptile in Kabalebo.
The Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus) is seen here with its head nearly above the water. A well-camouflaged semi-aquatic predator, but also a common one seen frequently in Kabalebo.
The Golden Tegu (Tupinambis teguixin) is known as an opportunistic feeder. Meaning that it likes to feed upon both plants and meat.
When looking at this picture I am always amazed by the strength of this snake. I am not talking about strangulation, but about how this Emerald tree boa uses all his muscles to keep him balanced on a vine. No legs, no claws, …. nothing extra but only his muscle. Fascinating!
Snakes …. you either like them or you don't. But meeting them in person surely ask for caution and being careful. Even if they are not venomous as some snakes do look similar to each other. We'll take a closer look at the Slender tree boa and the Fer-de-Lance; for some they look like each other but in reality they differ a lot….