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1. Beagle Puppies For Sale
You might remember that back in the end of October I happily announced that Rex had found his mark (finally) and Kiwi was preggo. Well, four little ones arrived at about 3:15 am on 1 December 2005, without a hitch. Right around Christmas time they were just starting to get ...

2. Bufo marinus - A Frog That Can Kill ...
The practice of “toad-licking” has evolved into an urban legend – that the venom secreted through the skin of some toads cause hallucinations. In fact, the venom has been cultivated for generations to be used for medicinal purposes in human beings. However, the venom is highly toxic to pets. Dogs, ...

3. 5 Meter Long Boa Constrictor Swallowed A Man ...
A huge boa constrictor that was more than 5 meters (16 feet) long swallowed a man whole. This incident - which has not been confirmed by the authorities - allegedly took place in the jungle community of Embera-Wounaan ethnicity, known as Sierpe, in the Darien province. The incident was reported ...

4. Bitten By A Fer-de-Lance In Cerro Azul...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The following account was posted to the "Zonelink" Yahoo email group today; My friend Karen was bitten a few days ago by a small fer-de-lance snake up by Cerro Azul. Here's what happened in her own words. (Maggie is their Collie dog). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So, ...

5. Crocodile Attacks and Kills Fisherman in Panama Canal
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com Panama City, Panama: Apparently one of the large crocodiles that live in the waters of the Panama Canal have taken another victim. A crocodile reported to be "at least ten feet long" by witnesses attacked and apparently killed 38 year-old Fermín Perez at 2:00 pm ...

6. Fishermen Capture 16' Long Crocodile in a River ...
By Elena Valdez for La Critica - Three fishermen captured a huge crocodile measuring almost five meters long (more than 16') while fishing in the Rio Grande in Puerto Gago, Coclé province. The crocodile was captured and killed by the fishermen on Sunday afternoon. They said the crocodile had become ...

7. Strange Creature Found in Panama is a Sloth
By Paulo R. Poian - Inexplicata - The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - The animal was already dead and decomposing, and the story was concocted by teenagers. The case was debunked last week by members of Brazil's Equipo UFO. The story became widespread last Thursday, with a subject initially identified ...

8. Panama Facing Crocodile Population Explosion
By Grisel Bethancourt for the Panama America - Panama is in danger of facing an overpopulation of crocodiles in areas like the Panama Canal drainage basin, thanks to the lack of a plan to manage the species. Basic information is missing, such as how many crocodiles there are and where ...

9. Great Dane Puppies For Sale
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Hi Don, Here are a few new photos of the Great Dane pups that I mentioned last week… They are very adorable, and against my better judgement have me thinking of getting another. The puppies will be available to take ...

10. The One That Got Away - Fisherman Lives ...
By Eric Montenegro for La Critica - Adrián Alvarado shows part of the injuries to his right shoulder caused by a crocodile attack. You can still see the teeth marks on his skin left behind by the crocodile that wanted to eat him. The sharp teeth of the huge reptile ...

11. Massive Anaconda Reportedly Sighted in Lake Gatun
The presence of a giant boa constrictor in the waters of Gatun Lake near the village of Escobal in the province of Colon has caused much fear among the fishermen and locals who bathe in these waters. Luis Montero, 22, who hunts lizards and crocodiles, was the first to see ...

12. When A Fer-de-Lance Comes For Breakfast in Panama
By Richard Kongable for Panama-Guide.com - It was 4:30 a.m. on a cool morning in Cuesta de Piedra, in the Chiriqui province of the Republic of Panama, when I woke up to hear the 3 dogs barking. Two dogs sleep outside on the back porch (enclosed by steel bars), with ...

13. Huge Crocodile Released in Lake Gatun
On Saturday afternoon authorities from the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) moved a huge crocodile that was captured on Friday in the sector of Cuatro Altos in the Province of Colón to Lake Gatun. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts ...

14. Rare harpy eagle hatches at Miami Metrozoo
BY TOLUSE OLORUNNIPA for the Miami Herald - Meet the harpy eagle chick, the newest resident of Miami Metrozoo. The chick, which is yet to be named, was born Sept. 22, but because mortality rates are so high for baby eagles, the zoo had to wait 30 days before announcing ...

15. Strange Fish With Feet Caught in Panama
La Critica - A strange fish with a nose, teeth and legs instead of fins surprised fishermen in Puerto Pedregal, in Panama's Chiriquí province. The fish was pulled from a depth of more than 150 meters (almost 500 feet) next to Isla Ladrones. Camilo Marciaga, who has the odd catch ...

16. What To Do When A Skunk Gets In ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Having a skunk in your garbage can turn into a vexing proposition. There's almost no way to deal with the problem without coming away smelling like both skunk and garbage. If you ignore the problem until the morning you'll find your garbage has been ...

17. Comptroller Opens Investigation Into COPEG Program in Panama
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:208px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Screwworm Fly - Cochliomyia hominivorax By Rafael Pérez G. for La Prensa - Auditors from Panama's General Comptroller's Office have opened an investigation into the handling of the funding of the Panama - United States Commission for the ...

18. "Vamos a la Hierra!" - Branding Rodeo in ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This weekend we were all invited by Jerin Tate to attend a traditional Panamanian style rodeo in Santa Rita near La Chorrera called a "Hierra" (Branding) Championship. Panamanian cowboys take these things very seriously and they ride for points, prizes, and respect. Unlike a ...

19. Tropical Birds Waited for Land Crossing Between North ...
ScienceDaily (Dec. 9, 2009) — Despite their ability to fly, tropical birds waited until the formation of the land bridge between North and South America to move northward, according to a University of British Columbia study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "While many ...

20. Blood Sucking Vampire Bats Scaring Residents in Los ...
By Rafael Carrasco for El Siglo - Attacks by blood-sucking Vampire bats have increased in the area of El Cedro de Macaracas in the Los Santos province to the point that citizens are afraid, and they have asked health authorities to send representatives because they fear the outbreak of some ...

21. Travelling with a Pet from Panama is very ...
You can see the letter below that was submitted to the President and to the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Health. None of them had the courtesy to reply. Why Panama insists on making it so difficult for dog owners to go and return to Panama with their ...

22. Unidentifiable creature found in Panama
CERRO AZUL, Panama (CANAL 4/CNN) - A strange find in the northern part of Panama city has startled the small community of Cerro Azul. Some say it's an alien and others say it's an animal. Last Saturday, four teenagers were playing around a creek when they spotted the unidentifiable creature. ...

23. Health Officials Scramble to Investigate Stange Rash of ...
By Alcibiades Cortez for La Prensa - Residents of the village of Agua Buena, Los Santos, are concerned about the strange deaths of animals in areas near their community last week. The same situation happened in the community of Bombacho, in the Llano de Piedres de Macaracas. Cats, chickens, ducks, ...

24. It's Not E.T., but Rather a Mutation
By Luis Carlos Rodriguez and Zelideth Cortez for La Critica - The strange creature that caused alarm among the residents of Rancho Café, located along the road that leads to Cerro Azul, which at different times was thought to be either an extraterrestrial or even something like the greedy "Golum" ...

25. Australian Shepard Puppies For Sale
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Hello Don, My husband talked to you yesterday and said to send you pictures and info on the puppies. The puppies are purebred australian shepherds, the father has champion bloodlines and I have copies of his family tree. They are ...

26. Africanized Bees Kill Dogs in "El Gringo" Arraiján
A swarm of Africanized bees spread terror in the neighborhood of "El Gringo" in Arraiján, where thousands of them attacked dogs, cats and rabbits, killing some of them. Several people were also stung by the angry insects. Aixa Jiron, a resident of El Gringo said when she realized the situation ...

27. Arrest Records on Rodney Spiller - And The ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Well, it's nice to see serial scam and fraud artist Rodney Spiller running around like a scared little monkey after I published today. As usual, you shine a spotlight on his illegal activities and he runs like hell. If you do a "whois" pull ...

28. Panama "Alien" Really a Dead, Bloated Sloth
By Sabrina Valle in Rio de Janeiro for National Geographic News - "I was in the river and I felt something grabbing my legs," one of the boys told the local television program Telemetro Reporta a few days after the sighting in the Cerro Azul region of Panama City. "We ...

29. Harpy Eagle "Cheyenne" - 51 Years Old - ...
Cheyenne, the Harpy Eagle on display at the Summit Municipal Park since 2005, died Friday afternoon at the age of 51, after suffering from bone and cartilage wear of old age, said the Mayor of Panama. The city park's emblematic bird has been in the clinic since March 27, where ...

30. Exotic Bird Ownership in Panama? Experts Please Step ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I received the following via email this morning: "Don, I really enjoy your web site and blogs. We own a house in the village of san carlos since 2007. I plan to retire in about 2 years so usually use it summer and spring ...