Manuel Antonio Park, Costa Rica

Wow, just, wow. I have so much appreciation for the beauty of Costa Rica.

Yesterday we had an awesome tour with our tour guide, Henry, who was EXTREMELY knowledgeable, super hospitable, and just an amazingly polite person!

Now, walking through the humid(to us americans) Manuel Antonio Park by yourself can be fun, but you’re going to miss everything. I mean literally miss everything. Out of the almost 30 birds, mammals, reptiles, snakes, plants, maybe two of them we spotted on our own.

When we entered into the park Henry asked us what we were looking to see. We told him we would like to see everything we could. But we each had our own specific animals we wanted to see.

I got my snake πŸ˜€ Apparently the snake he found us is the most poisonous and aggressive snake in Costa Rica. The crazy thing, the little sucker was only 4 feet from the path, resting under some leaves. Camouflaged very well. What’s that very cliche saying? If it were a snake it would’ve bitten me? Yeah, truer words were never spoken for that situation! lol

I got to climb a vine like Tarzan πŸ˜€

We were shown the Golden Orb Spider, which produces some of the strongest silk filaments in the world! Personally, I’m not a big fan of spiders. It took everything I had to not smash the shit out of this spider with the biggest rock I could find. Dominant species mother fuckers.

Even that photo makes me feel all creepy crawly, fuck.

Anyways, had some very cute fruit bats sleeping outside my window πŸ˜€

We have an amazing view at the house we’re staying at, it’s probably a million dollars or more view. You think I’m kidding.

Told ya.

Of course, I take every opportunity I can to goof off and joke around. I like to keep things light hearted ;D I was inspired by the beautiful sunsets that I decided to practice my kung fu. ;D

Monkeyin’ Β Around? No, I have too much self respect for that kind of comment……… no I don’t. I’m totally monkeying around with the monkeys at the beach πŸ˜€

Little disclaimer about the monkeys and wildlife. So, the law says that you’re to not feed any of the animals. They ARE wild animals. Not wild in that they’re aggressive and are going to attack you, but wild in that they are not domesticated.

These animals live in delicate eco systems, and don’t do well when introduced to foreign bacteria. They get this foreign bacteria from humans when we touch the food and then give it to the animals. There is a very good chance that when you feed one of the wild animals, you just made it sick or potentially murdered that animal.

Please, please, please, respect the animals and care about them enough to NOT feed them. No matter how cute they look or how much they beg, or whether the little monkeys try to rip the food from your hand( saw it happen lol).

That’s my little bit of naturalist and hippy coming out ;D

If you guys get the chance, go to Costa Rica. It’s by far the most beautiful place I’ve been in my life.

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