Solenodons in the Dominican Republic

The DOminican Republic is hardly known for its mammals, but it is home to the fascinating and very rare and venomous Solenodon. Murray Lord was birding there from Ausralia and told me that “the local guide I used, a fellow called Miguel Landestoy, knew of someone who could take you out looking for Solenedons (see http://www.flickr.com/photos/11949140@N07/1735224794/ for a picture taken in the same area) . Unfortunately he didn’t mention that until after we’d decided not to visit the relevant area. The guy apparently uses dogs to help find them. If you are in the area, Miguel (whose contact details are in various bird trip reports) may be able to put you in contact with the bloke.”

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