Wildlife Report

Wildlife News for April 2014

Chachalacas & Other Creatures

You may find that Belize is quite different then what you may be used to, providing changes in climate, language, culture, people and even insects to discover and in which to delight.

Some will be unfazed by the sudden early am chortle (ruckus) of Chachalacas (aka: bush chickens) just outside their window or ants in their deodorant stick (keep containers and zippers closed) or more likely marching in single file down a sidewalk and disappearing off into the jungle with their “leaf of the day”.

Leaf-cutter aka wee wee ants
Leaf-cutter aka wee wee ants

Others may run screaming from their room at the merest glimpse of a tarantula. (No need; they don’t bite and are deaf)

caterpillar photographed by a recent guest
caterpillar photographed by a recent guest

All kidding aside -there are lots of unusual looking insects and small  animals to be seen around duPlooy’s, the Botanic Gardens and the extensive trail system that encompasses our 100 acre nature reserve.

Recently there have  been several recent sightings of coatamundis in the gardens, along with foxes and others.

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