• Kevin Esser

Nocturnal neighbors

At night you can see many animals right next to our station. Especially when it rains, there is a lot of "traffic" around our ponds. I took the following pictures within a 5 minute walking distance to my room.

Still at the building this Turnip-tail Gecko (Thecadactylus rapicauda) was looking for food. With approx. (12cm, 4.7 in) it is the biggest Gecko of Costa Rica.


Thecadactylus rapicauda - Turnip-tail Gecko

Thecadactylus rapicauda - Turnip-tail Gecko

The Northern Cat-eyed Snake (Leptodeira septentrionalis) is abundant near the ponds here.


Leptodeira-septentrionalis - Northern Cat-eyed Snake

As well as the Hourglass Treefrog (Dendropsophus ebraccatus) and the famous Red-eyed Treefrog (Agalychnis callidryas).


Dendropsophus ebraccatus - Hourglass Treefrog

Agalychnis callidryas - Red-eyed Treefrog

I also saw some Plain Blunt-headed Tree Snakes (Imantodes inornatus).

Imantodes inornatus - Plain Blunt-headed Tree Snake

Imantodes inornatus - Plain Blunt-headed Tree Snake