25 Apr 2016 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 a 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 shoes and a loud crunching sound, crisis avoided. With danger behind 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.
Our guide, much to Hannah’s protest, Lured a fist-sized tarantula out of its nest using a piece of palm leaf.
We spotted several scorpions climbing the rocks next to the trail.
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!