“Travels to a Different Time” : March 2004: Puntarenas Costa Rica: Face to Face with a Venomous Central American Coral Snake

I was up early so decided to head over the rocks to another beach. I was hoping to see the howler monkeys we have been hearing. So I climbed the rocks and headed to a nearby beach walking barefoot on the sand. No howler monkeys barking away but head down on this early morning I raise my head and look ahead and I am glad I did as if I did not I may not have been around the tell this story. A few feet away looking me in eye is a Central American Coral Snake highly venomous. I froze in my tracks with my mouth saying. “Holy Shit!”. I walk backwards very slowly and the snake heads off.  Although just after 07:00 I could use a couple shots of Costa Rican rum.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food ,drink, travel, film, and lifestyle issues. He also has published serialized novels "Life at Megacorp", "Virus # 26, "Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog" and "The Penniless Pensioner" Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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