"An assortment of dangerous things in Costa Rica"

Visit Costa Rica, where you will become the lunch of one of our jungle friends.

Wandering Spider

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Front Page Featured, Spiders | 0 comments

Wandering Spider

One of the scariest and most aggressive creatures in Costa Rica is known as the “Brazilian Wandering Spider” (photo above). The scientific name of this genus is Phoneutria, which is Greek for “murderess”, and there are eight known species.

When I visited the insect museum in Monteverde, the experts there told me that there were no dangerous spiders in Costa Rica. My friend Arlo, who has a PhD in Bug-ology, also confirmed that Costa Rica doesn’t have this species. However, when he saw the proof of my first video (the first video below) he changed his mind!

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Boa Constrictors of Costa Rica

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Boa Constrictors of Costa Rica

Boa Constrictor in Costa Rica

The Boa That Swallowed My Cat

Boas start out small and just keep growing until they are so big they can eat nearly anything in the jungle, including people.

They are relentless and incredibly patient predators. Once they get the scent of an animal, they will wait for weeks in hiding until the animal passes. They have almost no smell, so most creatures have no idea they are about to be attacked until they feel the grip of death as the coils of the boa wrap around them.

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Tarantula

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Tarantula

Tarantula in costa Rica

An object of fear throughout the world, the tarantula is the fuzziest of spiders, making it look larger. Normally slow-moving, they come out of their subterranean lairs to hunt at night, often crawling into people’s houses and sometimes their beds.

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