It may not be nightlife in the traditional sense, however there is plenty to do at night in Gamboa.
We’ve gone canoeing a couple times on the river Chagres. The mosquitos can be brutal, but we’ve been able to spot several caymans and baby crocodiles.
On a few nights, we’ve seen a sloth and her baby, as well as a family of capybaras.
We went out to Pipeline one night, with a graduate student who does work on glass frogs.
Not only did we see four species of glass frogs, we saw a fer-de-lance, one of the most venomous snakes in Panama.
Whether it’s out catching frogs at night or hiking on our day off, we have seen plenty of amazing wildlife. Here are just a few of the creatures we have seen (and been able to get photographs of)!
Phoebe and I spotted Capuchin monkeys during our hike on Pipeline road.
We saw a Cayman hanging out in the marsh nearby.
More creatures spotted along Pipeline. We have seen some amazing birds (although I haven’t been able to get photos of many) and some pretty weird caterpillars.
We were pretty surprised to find this guy while out frogging one night. Here is Leptodactylus pentadactylus, the Smoky Jungle frog.
We had to take a selfie with it.
Going with the theme of animals that are way bigger than they should be, we found Dynastes hercules, the Hercules beetle.
Hopefully there will be a part 2 to this post as we find more amazing creatures!