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What makes a snake the “most deadly”?

What makes a snake the “most deadly”?

Marty’s photo of the day #3651: What makes a snake the “most deadly”? This is a fer-de-lance—a snake many consider the deadliest snake in the Western Hemisphere. Some snakes, such as a bushmaster, have more potent venom, but fer-de-lances are difficult to see in the rainforest and are easily stepped on. When that happens, their […]

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Fred the Eyelash Viper

Marty’s photo of the day #2599: This is Fred the Eyelash Viper. He lived on a large leaf outside the cabin we rented in the Costa Rican rainforest. Each morning and each night, Deb and I would stop and say “hi.” Fred would have responded in kind, but lack of vocal cords prevented him from […]

Howler Monkey

Howler Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #2598: Here’s a howler monkey that I photographed in a Costa Rican rainforest.

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