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Article: Tis’ The Season To Be Bitten In Costa Rica

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Article: Tis’ The Season To Be Bitten In Costa Rica

Post Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:28 pm

3 Steps to Keep You Safe



The green season could also be called the slithering season due to the increase of snake sightings. The rain brings the snakes closer to residences, because of this fact, you should know a few things about them. Out of 139 species of snakes in Costa Rica, only 22 of them are venomous.

Some species spend their time on the ground, camouflaging in foliage or puddles, while others live amongst the trees. Costa Rica is host to two venomous snakes per hector of land. While they may be neighbors, no two venoms are alike. Pit Vipers carry hemotoxin, which affect the blood and muscles. The Ferde-Lance or Terciopelo, as the locals refer to it, is part of the Pit Viper family and is responsible for more deaths than any other snake in Costa Rica...

Read more about snakes in Coast Rica.

 

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Re: Article: Tis’ The Season To Be Bitten In Costa Rica

Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:40 am

how about dogs that go out side in yards? Are they safe? From snakes and monkeys and such?
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