Strawberry Poison Frog(Oophaga pumilio). These small dendrobatids(dart frogs) are a very common site in the understory of the Costa Rican rainforest. Their genus Oophaga translates to egg-eater, this is because the mother who after depositing her tadpoles in a bromeliad will nurture them by feeding them infertile eggs.
Red-webbed Treefrog(Hypsiboas rufitelus) was easily my favourite frog I found whilst in Costa Rica. These guys are absolutely stunning. Anyone want to guess why it's commonly called the Red-webbed Treefrog?
Me helping process a False Fer De Lance(Xenodon rabdocephalis) I found while doing a survey in Costa Rica. I've got tonnes of camera photos to come but I've been too busy to do any post-processing. These snakes are rear-fanged venomous and apparently a bite can cause some immense pain for a few hours but nothing too serious. 📸 #puravida#fieldherping
Here's a throwback to the largest Smooth Greensnake(Opheodrys vernalis) I've ever seen. I found it with @joshua.v.feltham while doing a survey for species at risk. This was one of my favourite herping moments of 2016, we observed 4 Smooth Greens within a radius of less than 10 meters and in a matter of less than 20 minutes. A software was used to measure the length of the individual post survey. This monster was 548mm (21.6") total length and 421mm(16.6") snout to vent. These snakes hibernate communally which is why we found so many close together, we likely found their hibernaculum.