Category Archives: wildlife

Iguanas in the Trees

Iguanas are large lizards, but they are also fast and agile climbers. I didn’t realize how high they can climb though, until we saw a couple waaaaay up in a tree. That red arrow in the photo, that is about … Continue reading

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A Lizard, a Snake, a Moon, and some Birds

How’s that for an unlikely combination of things! But, this is Panama where unlikely things happen. This is just a bit of a day in the life of an expat in Panama. There is a video at the bottom of … Continue reading

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A Strange Iguana Experience

Yesterday afternoon I went out to putter around in the yard. When I looked across the street, this is what I saw. My neighbor was watering an iguana! Of course I grabbed my camera and went over to see what … Continue reading

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A Couple Critters

There always seems to be something new and interesting around here. I never promised to stop with the bugs and critters, so here are a couple new ones. One night this bug showed up in our outside laundry/storage room. It … Continue reading

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Big Iguanas!

It’s the time of year when the iguanas tend to be out and about. It hasn’t been raining so they are looking for water, and they are also looking for each other because it’s time to lay eggs. The other day … Continue reading

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Toucans in the Neighborhood

My neighbor across the street has some papaya trees in her yard and the toucans have been visiting in the mornings and late afternooons. She knows I love to see them so the other day she called me when they … Continue reading

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Some Critters, Some Birds

I have been sorting through some photos that have been accumulating over the last few weeks and thought these were fun. I always have a camera nearby because you just never know what you are going to see. (warning, bug … Continue reading

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Pavo de Campo

There are some new birds at Cedo’s house – three turkeys. They are pavo de campo, or wild field/countryside turkeys, not the type we think of for Thanksgiving dinner. There are very few of the left and Cedo wants to … Continue reading

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Murciélagos – Bats

I’ve seen bats in the evening for as long as I’ve lived here but I never had a chance to get a good look at them, until recently. One night the power went out. Maybe we left the doors open … Continue reading

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A Blue Bug

We were hunting for mangoes one day when I saw what looked like a very large wasp. It was very busy scurrying around in the leaves, opening and closing its wings. When the sun caught the wings there will be … Continue reading

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