|Costa Rica Frogs and More
Our trip began at Selva Verde Lodge in the lowlands along the Caribbean. Our guide Ronald at the lodge quickly found us some frogs and we
The Red-Eyed Tree Frog is found from Southern Mexico to eastern Panama including Central America. They are found more on the
Caribbean coast of Cost Rica and in small numbers in the lowlands on the pacific side. Red-Eyed Tree Frogs will get a length to 1.5 to 2.75
inches. Red-Eyed Tree Frogs are carnivorous and they feed mostly on moths, insects, crickets and small insects that are available at night.
They sleep during the day time.
The above pictures were taken in the day light our first morning. That evening we went out at night and found the red-eyed frogs perched
ready to catch their prey. The frog below was holding on to reeds waiting for dinner to come by.
|During the day, the red-eyed tree frogs sleep under leaves.
The blue jeans or strawberry poison-dart frog is very small.
The green and black poison dart frog is less than an inch long.
Glass frogs (or glassfrogs). While the general background coloration of most glass frogs is primarily lime green, the abdominal skin of some
members of this family is translucent. The internal viscera, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract, are visible through the skin,
hence the common name. We went out in the evening and found two of these rare frogs on a leaf. Shing a flashlight through the leaf, we
demonstrated the translucent quality of this frog.
This Lemur Leaf frog was one of a number of frogs we saw by flashlight at night. We did not use flash as a courtesy to the frogs.
On our second day, Ronald asked if we would like to see a Unicorn Praying Mantis. We would. And did.
The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) has snow white fur and a
yellow nose and ears. It is tiny, only 3.7-4.7 cm long. It is found in
Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and western Panama at elevations
from sea level to 700 m. It feeds at least in part on fruit. During the day
time they sleep in the fold of leaves.
|We saw sloths hanging high from tree tops.
|Long nosed bats sleep on trees during the day time.
|Iguanas sat in trees along the river.
|Lizards are a common sight.
|Cayman lounging along the river.