In Search of the Bushmaster viper filmed in the wild Costa Rica.
Uncontrolled and indiscriminate tree felling, very often exploiting the fact that the environmental laws very often give limited protection, means that the forests continue to be destroyed for cattle raising, agriculture and indeed tourism, leaving some species of animals isolated outside the national parks.
Our objective is to ascertain the plight of one of the snakes which most suffer the consequences of the destruction of the forests: the Lachesis muta stenophrys, or bushmaster viper, as it is commonly known.
Miguel is one of the best snake hunters and guides in Costa Rica, he accompanies us on our search for the Bushmaster, the largest venomous snake on the American continent, the snake which is the cause of most deaths by snakebite in Costa Rica, the potent effects of which he himself has survived.
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