What is the most interesting aspect about the animals that we saw is that we saw them all within a 24 hour period! We didn't spend weeks looking and searching, but just floated by in our boat and nature unfolded around us.


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aaaaaaaaaaaaThe Black River Turtle aMom and baby having a little lunch in the trees

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aaaaaaaaaaaaThe Common Dink FrogaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaThe Gaudy Leaf Frog
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aaaaaaaaaaaThe Spectacled CaimanaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaThe Emerald Basilisk Lizard
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We actually saw turtles laying eggs, mating, and swimming back to the ocean. The male turtles actually wait in the surf for the females to return and the females can lay eggs about every 15 days. The guide said that a female will usually lay 3-4 times a season, about 100 eggs each time. The mating process itself takes about 24 hours and the female can store the sperm in her body to use at will.

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aaaaaaaaaaaThe Blue Jeans Dart FrogaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaThe Two-Toed Sloth

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The Two-Toed Sloth with its baby wrapped around it. I was told that if a mother drops her baby accidentally, she usually won't go down after it so it either has to save itself or dies.
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aaaaaaaaaaaThe Two-Toed SlothaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaThe Emerald Basilisk Lizard
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aaaaaaThe Long-Nosed Bats lined up on a treeaaaaaaa aSpiders are some of God's most creative creatures
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You can't have too many fotos of the Gaudy Leaf Frog!aaaaaaaaaThe White-Throated Capuchin Monkey
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aaaaaaaaaaaThe Green IguanaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaThe American Crocodile
(I know it isn't green, but the mature adults are black with the striped tail)

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