“Barba Bonanza” Bothrops asper appears

Barba bonanza – its that time of year when baby barba amarilla (fer-de-lance) are on the roam, help us find out what they get up to.

Many baby barba amarilla (Bothrops asper) have been turning up around Las Guacamayas over recent days, our guide, Cornelio told me today over a few emails.

From my experience when it is barba birthing season you tend to find lots of babies.

In June 2013, for example, we found 12 babies in two weeks! This year it seems to be a bit later in early August. Where do they go and what do they do are just some of the questions we will be looking at in October.

The Laguna del Tigre National Park is a region of high biodiversity and home to nearly 200 species of reptiles and amphibians.

Other notable species found here include howler monkeys, spider monkeys, tapirs, harpy eagles and the elusive and ever alluring jaguar.

 
Bothrops asper, fer-de-lance, barba amarilla
Bothrops asper, fer-de-lance, barba amarilla
Bothrops asper, fer-de-lance, barba amarilla
Bothrops asper, fer-de-lance, barba amarilla
Bothrops asper, fer-de-lance, barba amarilla
Bothrops asper, fer-de-lance, barba amarilla

 

Published : 7th August 2014

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