Before my brother Jack and I visited Costa Rica in 1997, Jack researched all the places of interest and there were many. However, we soon found that dangers existed within the beauty of the rain forest. Our hosts taught us about these dangers. There were jaguars, scorpions, poison dart frogs, a number of deadly poisonous snakes, and even poison trees. We encountered several poison dart frogs but were spared any contact with the rest of these strange dangers.