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Vivanco: Green Encounters - Chapter 04

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Late one afternoon during the mid 1990s, a colleague and I returned from working at the Reserva Santa Elena cloud forest preserve (RSE) as we usually did, walking the six kilometers by dirt road to the village of Santa Elena where we lived. There were no tourists in their rental cars from whom we could hitch a ride — one of the few forms of motorized transportation on what was then a quiet back road (but that is now well-traveled because of the higher number of tourist attractions since the late 1990s) — and we settled into the routine of brisk walk and conversation. Several kilometers ahead we heard the sounds of motorcycles and cars on the road, and our hopes for a ride rose. Within a couple of minutes they sped rapidly by us, heading purposefully in the direction from which we came, toward the RSE. We knew the motorcycle riders, one of whom was a naturalist tour guide and the other a forest guard for the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. Following closely behind them was a Guardia Rural police officer, who sped by in his jeep with a preoccupied look on his face. We wondered where they could be going, especially since the Reserva Santa Elena was closed for the day, and aside from the cloud forest preserve there were only several dairy farms in the area. Introduction: The Puma in a Tree Late one afternoon during the mid 1990s, a colleague and I returned from working at the Reserva Santa Elena cloud forest preserve (RSE) as we usually did, walking the six kilometers by dirt road to the village o
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