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Endangered Amphibians In The Cloud Forests

Endangered Amphibians In The Cloud Forests Of Alta Verapaz When Indigo Expeditions first visited CCFC in 2014 we encountered 11 species of amphibians during a 3 day exploratory survey.  8 of those species were considered to be endangered by the IUCN redlist, 3 species...

Bitten by Leptodeira. Docile creatures with rear-fangs.

Bitten by Leptodeira: Docile creatures with rear fangs When we think of venomous snakes we tend to think of species like rattlesnakes, fer-de-lance, and adders, which belong to the viper family, or cobras, mambas, taipans, and coral snakes, which are members of the...

Baby boa’s booming!

Baby boas booming On the 2nd December 2013, in the opening days of our first ever winter expedition to Laguna del Tigre, a boa constrictor was found at the bottom of the stairs leading to the volunteer dorms at Las Guacamayas. It was about the same length as the two...

Scaphiodontophis annulatus found on Indigo Expedition.

Scaphiodontophis annulatus found on Indigo Expedition. One week into the first December 2013 expedition and surveys are going well. We didn't know how it would go this time of year, but we certainly didn't expect this half coral snake Scaphiodontophis annulatus to...

Red to black venom lack. Red to yellow kill a fellow.

Red to black venom lack. Red to yellow kill a fellow. Another species I was very excited to find is the variable coral snake (Micrurus diastema). As its common name suggests its colouration and pattern are highly variable. Due to this fact, I treat any snake with any...

Baby boa’s booming!

Baby boa’s booming!

Baby boas booming On the 2nd December 2013, in the opening days of our first ever winter expedition to Laguna del Tigre, a boa constrictor was...

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