59 species of snake eke out their habitat in Belize. Nine of those species are poisonous, including the fer-de-lance, one of the most venomous snakes in Central America. Belizeans call the fer-de-lance a “Tommy Goff.” You are most likely to encounter a snake if you take a trip into the jungle, so make sure to bring the appropriate first-aid supplies. That being said, snakebites are not common in Belize.
You should also keep an eye for scorpions. They like to hide in dark places, so turn your shoes upside down and give them a good shake before you put them on.
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