I wish I had thought to put something next to this eight legged friend for perspective before I took his picture. Then again, I can’t believe we took the picture, I was busy completely freaking out.
This little friend was on the wall of our “cabin” in Plaplaya, Honduras, on the mosquito coast…. a few inches from my mosquito net. All I could think about as I lay in bed that night was how thankful I was there were no holes in that net. At least the little friend would stay on the outside!
We had traveled all day in the back of a pick up, loaded ourselves into a dug out canoe with an outboard motor and arrived at Plaplaya near dark. With the assistance of an NGO, the village had be set up to host tourists and the small cafe and hotel looked newly finished. That night, in the moonlight, we watched a leatherback turtle lay eggs on the beach, something I’ll never forget. Thankfully I saw no more of this little friend, or his relatives!
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