Gamboa Nightlife

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.
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On a few nights, we’ve seen a sloth and her baby, as well as a family of capybaras.
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We went out to Pipeline one night, with a graduate student who does work on glass frogs.
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Not only did we see four species of glass frogs, we saw a fer-de-lance, one of the most venomous snakes in Panama.
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Panama-nimals

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.

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We saw a Cayman hanging out in the marsh nearby.

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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.IMG_0071IMG_005413619915_10209562490487207_6688878714703451179_n

We were pretty surprised to find this guy while out frogging one night. Here is Leptodactylus pentadactylus, the Smoky Jungle frog.

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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.

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Hopefully there will be a part 2 to this post as we find more amazing creatures!