While Kevin and Martin were pruning the peach trees this morning, they were throwing the branches over the hill towards the river. All of a sudden, Martin yelled at Kevin to come over. He pointed down the hill and this is what they saw... well, not this exact Danta, as neither of them had a camera (so I had to borrow this picture from the internet). Dantas are a type of tapir. They are very large (they can get as big as 4 ft high and 6 ft long). The one they saw was maybe 3 ft high and 4 ft long... big enough. Dantas are not vicious. They won't bother you unless you bother it. Martin said it was his 5th Danta sighting on our property in 15 years. They're quite good at staying out of sight, but Kevin is really pleased that he has proof that they exist on the property.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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