Before we left for Costa Rica, my brother warned me about hiking on jungle trails.
“Be careful what you grab when you climb a hill because that may just look like a branch.”
“If you have to step over a fallen log, step with a walking stick first to make sure the only thing under the log is dead leaves.”
“Tap out your shoes before you put them on in the morning to make sure only your toes reach the end.”
Okay! I get it! The creepy crawlies aren’t just beautiful. Can we go now? You first!
Luckily (I guess), the only significant nasties I managed to see on our trip were housed in a serpentarium near Volcan Arenal. And as I suspected, they were quite beautiful.