Bug Hunting in Belize

belize spider

09 Jul Bug Hunting in Belize

Anyone that knows Hannah, knows that she hasn’t been the most adventurous in the past, but year after year she has turned into a trooper of a traveler. However, I was still surprised that I was able to talk her into going on a late night hike though the jungles of Belize to seek out BUGS!

It was our first day in the country and that helped fuel our bravado to dig deep into our packs and don our hiking pants, shirts, and head lamps.


With excitement still high, Hannah heads out of the room only to quickly slam it shut and scream loud enough to get me running out of the bathroom to her aid. In her panic she manages to point to a rather large beetle the size of George Washington on the dollar bill. With one swipe of my large shoe, and a loud crunching sound, crisis avoided. Imminent danger behnd us, it was still not a good way to motivate a non bug lover to venture out into the wilderness.

Spiders, scorpions, and frogs… Oh my!

The hike turned out to be a success we got to see and bunch of different night time creepy crawlies, and didn’t even get eaten alive by mosquitos.

belize spider

Our guide, much to Hannah’s protest, Lured a fist sized teranchula out of its nest using a piece of palm leaf.

belize scorpion

We spotted several scorpions climbing the rocks next to the trail.

Frog Belize

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We got close enough to hold the famous Red Eyed Tree Frog, and contrary to popular belief he is not poisonous! Look how cute we are together!

  • Lina
    Posted at 09:35h, 10 July Reply

    Cool!!! Getting out and exploring the jungles are worth the creepy experiences! :) At least you didn’t come across any snakes! BLECK!
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  • Escapig Abroad
    Posted at 12:17h, 10 July Reply

    Super jealous of the red eyed tree frog! How cool… most would probably be surprised but you really don’t see a lot of bugs in Belize unless you go looking for them. Except for the ants and mosquitoes. There are plenty of those!

  • Christy
    Posted at 16:33h, 11 July Reply

    No effing way I would be out searching for scorpions. I would rather see a snake!
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  • Andrew
    Posted at 10:04h, 16 July Reply

    “That is one fuzzy bug! If I had a bug like him I’d make a coat out of all that fur!”
    “actually Brian, those hairs are an irritant to human skin…”
    “I’m Brian Fellows!!!!”

  • Walter Madsen
    Posted at 18:12h, 18 July Reply

    Hey got any grapes? Do you think you could send me that spider it would be great to put in Matt’s desk. Into the first project and you are not around. Just not the same! Looks like you are having a great time and I’m still super impressed that you are doing this awesome adventure.


  • Ross
    Posted at 08:48h, 06 August Reply

    Great post guys. Ever since Home Alone I’ve wanted to see a Tarantula in the wild…I’m not sure if my wife will be game but we’ll definitely look this tour/guide up in Belize :) Cheers, Ross.
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  • Rich
    Posted at 17:16h, 17 January Reply

    Where did you stay in the jungle for the bug hunt?

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