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YIKES! GIANT STABBING ROACH!


– What’s going on, Coyote Pack? Right now, we are on the
Pacific side of Costa Rica to see what sort of
animals we can come across here in the darkness. Doesn’t matter if they’re
covered in scales. Woo-hoo-hoo. That was nerve wracking. Doesn’t matter if
they have stingers. Ooh! And they sting! Doesn’t matter what it is, it’s all fair game when we’re
out there night herping. Flashlights on. Let’s see what we can find. (suspenseful rhythmic music) That’s one of the tough things about the rainforest at night. You wanna move quick. You look up in the trees. You’re like, “Okay,
nothing there,” and you wanna move
on to the next spot, but there’s so many places
for different animals to hide, and I’m trying to spot lizards
in the trees right now, and so far, nothing. (suspenseful music) Wow! Look at that. Those are army ants. – [Cameraman] Wow. – [Coyote] And they are
busy at work right now. Look at this, an
entire trail of them. Some of them are carrying food. You have a bunch
of workers here. – [Cameraman] They’re so fast. – [Coyote] Those
soldiers are impressive. Look at this. Let me pick him up. Woo! Look at that guy. – [Cameraman] That’s a soldier? – [Coyote] That is a
soldier right there. Look at those mandibles. – [Cameraman] They bite? – [Coyote] Ooh! Yes! Look at that. Aah, aah! (groans) His mandible is digging
into my finger there. Look at that. Ooh! And they sting! Ooh! – [Cameraman] You got stung? – Yeah. He’s stinging me and biting me. Aah, aah, aah, aah! Get off, off, off,
off, off, off. (panting) I can’t get him off. Aah! (groans) Wow. – [Cameraman] I didn’t
know they stung. – No, those mandibles
are like, yow. Look at that. That is blood drawn. Those mandibles are
like fish hooks. Wow. Ho, mackerel. Yep. Ooh, that’s burning. Mm-hmm, okay. Let me tell you what you
don’t wanna get swarmed by. Army ants. Whoa, my finger tip is burning. – [Cameraman] Coyote,
why are some bigger? – Whoa. Ooh, what is that? Ooh, that’s some
kind of bee creature. Look out, look out. Coming for the light. Dude, it’s all right. Don’t let it sting you. – [Lighting Man] (mumbles)
we’re under attack. – [Coyote] Is it on you? – Yeah, it is.
– Ooh it is! Don’t move, don’t
move, don’t move. Let me see what it is before… Back up a step, guys. We’re right in the
middle of these ants. Back up, back up, back up. Let me check you. Hold on. That was a large sort
of wasp creature. Could be warrior wasp. There it is. – Oh, jeez. – Okay, don’t move. – [Cameraman] That’s one
of those night wasps. – Nope, that’s some
sort of a solitary bee. Don’t move. (cameraman mumbling) It is golden. That is really pretty. That 100% stings,
just so you know. Don’t move. Let him go. Okay. Hoo, did you see that? – [Cameraman] Yeah, it
almost hit him in the eye. – That was brave, buddy. That was good. Okay, let’s move
past the army ants and look for some reptiles. Yikes! (suspenseful music) Wow. Look at that. It’s a little tiny
eyelash viper. Look at that. Just curled up in a
little ball there. Gotta keep my eye on him,
’cause he could strike me. They are venomous, but
not incredibly potent. They are rather docile. Certainly not
something I want to try to just catch barehanded. And you’ll notice that this
one is green and brown. Now, there are multiple
different color phases of the eyelash viper,
especially here in Costa Rica. We have seen a yellow one. Remember that episode
from last year? That was pretty cool. But I’ve never seen a
green and brown one. Wow. Very pretty snake. Okay, well, let’s
keep searching. Okay, we’ve got a turnip-tailed
gecko right there. I’m gonna try to get it. Got him. – [Cameraman] Nice grab. – [Coyote] Whoa, nice. – [Cameraman] That’s a good one. – Look at that. One ferocious little
beast right there. That is a turnip-tailed gecko. Look, you can tell
that this gecko has detached its tail
before, right there. You see where the new
tail is growing in. So at some point, this little
creature escaped a predator. And tonight it was
captured by a coyote, but the good news for it
is that I don’t eat geckos, so you’re gonna go back
up on those palm leaves. So soft, too. It’s skin is just like velvet. Awesome! I love geckos. All right, come on. You see that? That’s a huge roach, isn’t it? – [Cameraman] Yeah,
that is a giant roach. – [Coyote] Do those bite? – [Cameraman] I don’t think so. – Okay. Okay, I think I can catch that. Yes, I can catch that. (laughs) I say. I’m like hesitating. I’m like, “I see some vines. “I think I can get up to there.” I’m gonna take off my packs. These are like Tarzan vines. Got it. – [Cameraman] Make sure
he doesn’t fly away – Oh, man. Those legs are pinchy. I got it, I got it. – [Cameraman] Nice, nice, nice. Careful coming down. – Oh man. It’s legs are super pinchy. Ouch. I’m gonna put it in my pocket. Hold on. Aah. Oh, this is creepy. It’s like a little alien. Aah, I can’t get my
shirt pocket open. Hold on. Come on. Oh, it’s making, it smells like, it smells like syrup. Get in there, get in there. Okay. Yes! Whoa, buddy! Look at that. Ow! Ow, hold on. Ow, ow, ow, ow. – [Cameraman] Is it biting you? – No, the legs are like thorns. Now, it doesn’t
look as if it has any biting mechanisms on
the front of its face, but my hand is still
shaking because, ooh, it’s such a
little creepy crawly. Look at that, how big and
juicy that abdomen is. My goodness. Is that an enormous
roach or what? – [Cameraman] That is big. (mumbles) pushing three inches. – Yeah. Can you guys smell that? It’s emitting a smell that
smells just like maple syrup. Ooh, ooh, stop moving. Just sit still, please. Well, that was quite
the catch, wasn’t it? – [Cameraman] Yeah. You had to climb way
up there for that. – Oh, totally worth it for a bug that is this creepy looking. Ooh, I think he’s pooping. He is. Look at that. That’s a little roach
turd right there. Oh, I’m sorry, buddy. You’re probably
really scared, I know. It is spiking me. I’m gonna try to put it
down in the palm of my hand and see if it’ll fly away. You ready?
– Oh, I could smell that. – Yeah. You smell it? Like maple syrup, huh? (groaning) Every time it moves, it’s like little thorns going into the
tips of my fingers. Okay, ready? I’m gonna put it down
in the palm of my hand. Let’s see what happens. Ooh, there he goes. (cameraman laughing) He’s on my back. – [Crew Member] Oh
my gosh, he’s huge. – Oh, where is he going? Oh, where is he going? There he is. Oh, he’s going onto my hand. Look at that. Oh, he pooped on me. Gross. There he is, there he is. Hi, buddy. Oh, come over here. Wow, look at that. There we go. Now I got a better hold on him. Okay, here we go. I’m gonna let him go
right back on his tree. Bye, buddy. Wow, that was a big insect. All right, let’s
find some reptiles. Now, we definitely need
to move slow through here. Look at how dense all
of these leaves are, perfect for
camouflaging pit vipers. I think I see it right here. – [Cameraman] There you go. – Oh, my big coral snake. – [Cameraman] Where is it? – Right there, right
there, right there. Hold on, I gotta
identify it first. Ah, I got the back of its
tail underneath the net. See it? – [Cameraman] Ooh, it looks
just like a coral snake. – Oh, no, it’s not. It’s a false coral snake. Ah-hah! – [Cameraman] Are you sure? – Yep. This is called a
calico snake. Hold on. Still slightly venomous, but only towards lizards
and little frogs. Still don’t wanna
be bitten, though. They’re– – [Cameraman] Whoa. – They are rear fanged. Okay, let me turn
for you like that. Whoa, that was nerve
wracking for a second there. I just lunged down on it. I saw the black and
the orange striping. Wow, look at that. He’s being very calm. I’ll lay it in the
palm of my hands. Look at that. Wow, what a gorgeous snake. Definitely the most beautiful
snake we’ve seen, oh, definitely the most beautiful
snake we have seen tonight. Now, this is a colubrid,
like I said, rear fanged, slightly toxic, but
only toward their prey. They specialize in
catching small lizards and other invertebrates,
maybe even frogs. We’ve seen a lot of little
dirt frogs out here tonight, and that is what this snake
is mostly likely hunting for. Wow. It’s body is so smooth. Now, they’re, oh boy. Such quick movements,
just like a coral snake. They’re known as
false coral snakes because look at the pattern
on this snake’s body. If you were to just see this moving quickly through
the leaf litter, you would probably
instantaneously
think to yourself, “Coral snake,” and
unfortunately for these snakes, a lot of times they’re
killed because locals think that they are deadly. Now, one term that you
oftentimes hear me use is aposematic
coloration, which means I’m brightly colored to
warn potential predators that I’m either
venomous or poisonous. In this case, this
snake is slightly toxic. Now, it’s venom is
used to catch its prey, but the bright coloration
will warn a predator that perhaps I am a coral
snake, and if I bite you, it could be the last animal
that you ever mess with. Now, in the United
States, there is a saying, red on black, friend of Jack. Red on yellow, kill a fellow. That’s in regard
to coral snakes. Now here in Costa Rica, you
cannot apply that rhyme, because there’s so many
different variations. In fact, there are
some coral snakes here that do have red on black, some that are just red
and black completely, some that are just
orange and yellow. There are so many
different varieties. All of them are
potentially dangerous. Even a snake like this, even
though I know it’s safe, if you were to a snake
that’s any color on black, it’s best to just admire
it from a safe distance. Wow. So cool. Look how calm this
snake is being. That’s amazing. Feels like a rubber noodle. That’s awesome. I think it’s about
time to get this snake back off into the rainforest. But it was a pretty
epic adventure, and we came across some
pretty amazing species, from the turnip-tailed gecko
to that enormous roach, and then of course,
the calico snake, which mimics the potentially
deadly coral snake. I’m Coyote Peterson. Be brave. Stay wild. We’ll see you on
the next adventure. All right little snake. See you later. (dramatic music) If you thought this expedition into the darkness of the Costa
Rican night was exciting, make sure to go back and
check out the animals that we found in Texas. And don’t forget, subscribe so
you can join me and the crew on this season of
Breaking Trail. If we disturb that, we
are going to be swarmed by extremely painful
stinging wasps. (bird song)

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100 thoughts on “YIKES! GIANT STABBING ROACH!

  1. Me: sees roach crawling in cayotes hand

    Me: remembers something

    Me and my cousing and aunt: watches something

    Me: feels something in arm

    Me: sees something

    Me: AHHHHHHH!!!

    Also another another moment

    Me: plays on ipad

    Me: feels something on leg

    Roach: lays eggs le epicly

    Me: sees

    Me: JWISHEUXHAUJDKSJXJSISMCIMWDKMWISJDKEIWMSIDJEKIDME!!!!

    And that guys is my encounter of cockroaches

    Me: sweats

  2. that's not the false coral snake, que false coral snake have the same colors as a coral snake but a different pattern

  3. The Eyelash Viper curled up looks like bird poo 😮 Also, the gecko wasn't sitting on palm leaves, it's a banana plant.

  4. Me:ok this just looks photoshopped

    Coyote*puts thicc roach in pocket*

    Me:HOLY SH**

    *farts cos got a fright*. 🍑💨

  5. I thought the roach crawled down his shirt. I wouldn't have even given it the opportunity, I'd probably have yeeted him across the rainforest

  6. So interesting that the snake was sp chill. Didn't look like she/he was shedding or anything so I'm surprised at how chill it was.

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