Going out to check out the night life in Playa Tortuga.
I decided to change scenery and am now exploring the wildlife of Costa Rica instead of Kabalebo. This time I am in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. The first couple of weeks I will also work as a volunteer for Reserva Playa Tortuga.
After a lot of hopping from plane to plane, I finally reached my destination, Costa Rica. I arrived on June 8, 2017 and the same night I got a chance to meet some of them up close and personal.
Just before we headed out, rain started to come down and ... it wouldn't stop. But since it was not a heavy rain fall they decided to take a chance and see if we were lucky. So armed with rubber boots and a flashlight we headed out into the jungle or river near the reserve. The crew was aiming to see and catch snakes along the way, but I spotted many young Iguana's sleeping between the bushes. I even counted a nice bunch of 6 on one spot.
Like I said before, it was raining during the night. This made the spotting even more difficult as every raindrop was seen as a snake's eye. After the hike inside the forest, without any catch, the crew decided to try their luck on the river. Most of the time the water reached till knee high.
And yes, we were lucky. Here they caught a Tree Boa (Corallus Ruschenbergerii). This was a female and not yet fully grown either. About 135 cm long. The crew worked quite fast on measuring and weighing before she got too restless. After 3 minutes they released her back into the wild. Another one was also spotted on our way back, but it was 5 meters above us and hanging on a stick. Try to catch that one without breaking your neck. After 1.30 hours we decided to wrap things up and head back to the quarters. Rain kept falling the rest of the night.