Saturday, December 7, 2013
Tiny green poison dart frog
I have seen trail guides pick them up and show them to visitors, warning only that people should not touch them if they have an open cut on their hands.
At places like La Paz Waterfall Gardens, which have exhibits where visitors can walk among the frogs in simulated rain forest habitats, the frogs lose their poisonous qualities. They get their venom from the ants and termites that they eat, and if their diet is different, they are no longer poisonous.
World Cup News: Yesterday the pairings for next year's World Cup soccer/football tournament were announced. Costa Rica is one of the 32 teams qualifying for the tournament, to be held in Brazil. Only 8 countries have ever won the World Cup, and Costa Rica drew a pairing that makes them the only team that will have to face three teams that have won the championship in the past.
Costa Rica will be in a bracket with England, Italy and Uruguay. Costa Rica has never played England, has lost to Italy 1-0 the only time they have played, and have lost to Uruguay 6 times and tied twice. Uruguay is ranked no. 6 in the world, Italy no. 7, England no. 13, and Costa Rica is ranked no. 31.
This week we are showing photos of the people of Ethiopia on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.