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Claes’ Blue Jeans


This past 2 weeks it has been my pleasure to share my interest in Costa Rican frogs with my good friend Claes, and we have seen many wonderful species; in the highlands, the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Centre, the Caribbean coast, and now at La Selva……One of the species Claes has been very pleased to see is one that we have not had to look too hard to find, the Strawberry Poison-dart Frog.

These frogs are found in many different colour forms, but here at La Selva is found probably the most iconic form of them all. As we got out of the car on arrival we could hear them calling everywhere, and to witness Claes’ reaction to first seeing one of these beautiful frogs in the flesh, here at La Selva, will be highly memorable.


Jewels of the Caribbean   Strawberry Fields    Sequirres form with black legs

2 Responses

  1. Hello Andrew!

    Just to let you know that we are thoroughly enjoying your blogs about your visit to Costa Rica. Temp here in Euxton dipped to 5 degrees one morning this week and it is currently sluicing it down outside! On top of all that it is mayhem with the roadworks on the main road – you picked a good time to leave the country!

    Lucy would like to know why Claes could pick up the poison frog – we thought they were really toxic to humans?

    Enjoy the rest of your visit and we look forward to more updates

    Lucy, Daniel, Marie and John

  2. Hi Guys, Great to hear from you! Sorry to hear about the weather though – not looking forward to coming back to that! but be great to see you soon.

    Thanks for messaging us and so pleased to hear you are enjoying the posts. Claes can hold the frog so long as he washes his hands soon afterwards! It his regenerated finger I think, from a snake bite long ago! 🙂

    See you soon!

    Lots to love from CR!

    Andrew x

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