It was a rainy afternoon; the Land Cruiser was sliding down the hilly roads leading to the Mamoni River valley. We, that means me and two Bavarian friends of mine: Killian and Benedikt arrived at the farm and first of all explored the area around.
Next morning, we prepared breakfast, only using tropical fruits. After we ate, we decided to start our quest to “El Roble Reserve”, Ecofarms Panama’s private biodiversity reserve and home of many species of animals. We have even spotted wild cats in the area, so we were aware of the dangers.
Once in, we saw a track from some animal pack. We followed the track and felt a very distinctive smell in the air.
From left to right: Killian, Benedikt, Fernando.
Shortly after this, something happened, that we believe was the closest encounter with a dangerous snake. On a stone, about 3 meters away from our legs, there was an equis snake. Immediately we put a save distance to the snake and even managed to take some pictures, and did a circle around the snake so we can go through.
Thereafter we made it back to the cabins secure, had a rest and started our journey back to Panama City.
It was a weekend full of adventure, relaxing and beers, as any Bavarian experience will be.
Look forward to host more Bavarians in Panama…