Mammals include agouti, anteater, armadillo, capuchin monkey, deer, howler monkey, tree porcupine, manatee, manicou (opossum), ocelot, quenk (peccary or wild pig), squirrel. Reptillian life includes anaconda, caiman, iguana, leatherback turtles.
Much of Trinidad and Tobago is covered in rainforest, which is home to many dangerous animals including the venomous and highly deadly fer-de-lance snake.
Wildlife Small Mammals . Rabbits, foxes, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, and badgers — it’s hard to imagine a forest without small mammals . Large Mammals . Deer, bear, bobcats, moose, and more – the forest is filled with large animals. Insects. Reptiles & Amphibians. Birds.
There is one introduced species, known on both Trinidad and Tobago). Crocodiles and alligators (Crocodylia): 4 species recorded in total for the country (two are known to be native and breeding on Trinidad , with one of those breeding in Tobago, while the other 2 were occasionally historically recorded as waifs).
There are three extant families in the New World, one of which is found in Trinidad and Tobago. All monkeys in this family are arboreal and feed primarily on leaves, fruits and insects.
ECOLOGY. Red brocket deer can be found in Central and South America inclusive of Trinidad . They live in dense vegetation in mountains, rainforests and plantations where they can easily hide in the vegetation to escape potential predators (Jansa, 1999). They prefer moist conditions.
There are a few areas of the capital, Port of Spain on Trinidad , that can be dangerous . Communities like Laventille, Morvant, Sea Lots, South Belmont are prone to violent crime, such as sexual assault, robberies and gang violence, and should be avoided.
Generally, one can easily drink the water in Trinidad and Tobago. However, immediately after a storm the water may be polluted, and you are advised to drink only bottled water .
T&T Police Service (TTPS) 2018 crime statistics show a 2.5% increase in overall serious criminal activity compared to 2017. According to TTPS statistics, there were 517 murders nationwide in 2018, after 495 in 2017, 462 in 2016, 420 in 2015, and 403 in 2014, in a population of approximately 1.4 million people.
12 of the most dangerous living things in the UK countryside, according to Lyme’s disease experts Ticks. Bees, wasps and hornets. Horseflies. Biting spiders. Hairy caterpillars (of the oak processionary moth) Adders. Deer and cows . Poisonous plants.
The four most general reasons that lead to destruction of wildlife include overkill, habitat destruction and fragmentation, impact of introduced species and chains of extinction.
There are more than sixty species of snakes in Trinidad and Tobago. Trinidad has four venomous species. There are no venomous snakes in Tobago. The four species are the two Mapipire Snakes and the two types of Coral snakes .
There are four species of venomous snakes in Trinidad and Tobago – the bushmaster or Mapepire zanana, the Fer-de-Lance or Mapepire balsain , Large coral snake and Common coral snake .
The machete savane is a slender snake that varies in colour from dark olive green to black. The head of this snake is large and distinct from the slim neck, and the eyes are large. The tail of the snake is very long and thin. Hatchlings are about 46cm long, and adults can grow to 2.8m (Boos, 2001). DISTRIBUTION.