Hiking in the Jungle with Great Danes

Off to a well known Bed and Breakfast – Chalet Nicolas – here in Arenal for some bird watching in the morning. The owners have five massive Great Danes!

We sat on the front porch of their B&B and lured the colourful birds out from the trees with ripe bananas! All the birds here love bananas. We saw woodpeckers, robins, grackles, mot mots, ….

After a full morning of coffee, dogs,  and bird watching, we made our way into some pristine jungle. Three of the Great Dane’s came with us as we traversed the wild jungle path, protected with snake guards and bamboo walking sticks. We crossed paths with a green parrot snake about a meter long, which was kind of unusual for that time of day. We found a spring where I collected some water to make tea and embraced the diverse range of tree’s and blossoming flowers.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by martin/marrs on January 29, 2011 at 2:08 AM

    Great snake guards! What kind of tree is that in the background? Looks wonderfully ancient. Beautiful dogs…did you tell them about Skooter? You know how I love the antics and animations of the birds so you are so fortunate to see these tropical and varied varieties. Can snakes really not bite through those guards?


    • I’ll get back to you on the tree species as I’ve forgotten. Those guards are snake proof alright. Janet and Scott picked up them up in the states I think? They are going to lend me a pair when I’m working on the farm.


  2. Posted by martin/marrs on February 2, 2011 at 4:59 AM

    I’ve never thought of giving bananas to our winter birds, or the robins on their return. I’m hoping it’s a magnet for them too.


  3. Posted by Robekkah on February 2, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    They would probably notice if I stole one or two of their dogs eh…


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