Sunday, March 17, 2013

La Lora – The Parrot Snake

In mentioning the relative lack of snakes in my Costa Rica summary from yesterday, I totally forgot about our sighting of this gorgeous Parrot Snake (Leptophis ahaetulla) on our 4th day in the field. But no wonder – with so many birds and critters since then, it seems so very long ago. We were actually looking at the Glorious Blue-Skipper upstream from Bosque del Rio Tigre Lodge when Jane's sharp eyes wandered a few inches higher in the vine tangle and spotted this utterly motionless head sticking out. She would prove to have quite a knack for picking out hard-to-spot and overlooked birds too.

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