May 22, 2015
For a country of just more than 43,000 square miles, Honduras has a surprising number of resident animals—as many as 225 mammals, 100 amphibians, 196 reptiles, 725 birds, and hundreds of aquatic creatures. Its rainforest-choked center is largely responsible, as well as the proximity of the world’s second-largest coral reef, accessible via Roatan and the other two smaller Bay Islands. Throughout the country you’ll find pristine diving, quad-burning rainforest hikes, copious Mezo-American ruins, chaotic urban centers—and lots and lots of dangerous animals. Here are a few to avoid.
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