Jose Gabriel Martinez from Nicaragua, and currently – as of 2022 – in Arizona, is a naturalist, photographer, scientist and all round legend.
He has organised and guided some spectacularly successful mammal trips in Nicaragua and the USA, including this record breaking 86 species in 8 days with me. He has almost supernatural skills when it comes to catching small mammals. I have seen him pluck bats out of the air and leap into bushes to emerge with a mouse. Imagine if house cats were sent for special forces training…. Here is a fun account of him catching Nicaragua’s first Red-nosed Tree Rat.