In Costa Rica, approximately 67% of reptile species are snakes. There are around 150 snake species in total. However, only 25 are classified as venomous.

It is easy to find snakes at our Station, during the dry season, species as the poisonous Fer-de-lance and the not poisonous Cat eyed snake move out to the river almost every night to eat frogs that are enjoying their breeding season.

Some of them have incredibly striking colors such as coral snakes and others are totally camouflaged among the branches such as the vine snakes and the beautiful but poisonous eyelash pitviper.

It’s always very exciting to come across one of these little-understood creatures on our trails…