Almost all about animals: avoiding animal cruelty, observations about daily life with animals, treks to see animals in the wild, acting to preserve habitat and conserve species, animal photos and more. Also a bit about Idaho and life in Boise.
On the road to Tortuguero we passed a Del Monte banana processing plant, which was very interesting, and outside of it there was an old man with a cart of coconuts. He would, for a dollar, slice off one end and insert a straw so you could drink the coconut juice. There was no water available, and I wanted to support him, so i got one. (Not very good, actually). The interesting thing on his cart though was this unicorn beetle. He had a couple of them, who were munching on sugar cane. He only spoke Spanish, and mine is rusty, but we tried to communicate a bit. I asked if the beetles had names but all he replied was "Beetle" so I am betting not.
At this stop I also had my first encounter with biting Costa Rican ants. Ouch!!! Not a good idea to wear Tevas. Before I really knew what was happening they got some good bites in, and they stung for a long time.
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