What's that squirmy, slimy thing?

Elusive amphibian found in El Remanso! Because of its underground life, caecilians are a very rare creature to come across in the rainforest. An unknowing observer could easily mistake one for a large earthworm or a small snake; actually local Costa Ricans commonly call them “serpiente de dos cabezas” (two-headed snake), because shape and size-wise it’s hard to tell head from tail! Adding to the confusion, its eyes are almost undetectable since they’re covered by skin, which leads to the belief that they are blind, when in reality their optical organs are perfectly functional for their underground living. Find out more about this strange animal at: