Useful Emergency Information
The main emergency number in Costa Rica is 911.
This number covers the following emergency institutions:
National Emergency Commission
National Intoxication Centre
Judicial Investigation Bureau (Organismo de Investigación Judicial – OIJ)
For further information about the 911 service: Click here (in Spanish)
Emergency Numbers SPECIFIC TO PEREZ ZELEDÓN
Fire Fighters (506) 2771-0333
Health Minstry (506) 2771-3849
OIJ - Judicial Investigation Organization (506) 2771-3449
Transit Police (506) 2771-3313
Local Emergency Comite (506) 2772-29-80 ó (506) 8882-71-63
There are alternative numbers to the 911 service; With the numbers below, the following institutions can be reached directly:
Police (Fuerza Pública) Tel: 1117
Fire Fighters (Bomberos) 1 Tel: 1118
Red Cross (Cruz Roja)Tel: 1128 / 2221 5818
Transit Police Tel: 2222 9330 / 800 8726 7486
Drug Control PoliceTel: 800 376 4266
Other Useful Numbers In Pérez Zeledón
Hospital Escalante Pradilla (506) 2771-3122, (506) 2785-0700, Info. (506) 2771-0318
Municipalidad de Pérez Zeledón (506) 2771-0390
Banco de Costa Rica (B.C.R.) (506) 2770-9996
Banco de San José (506) 2770-5373
Bancrédito (506) 2771-3961
Banco Nacional de Costa Rica (506) 2785-1000
COOPEALIANZA R.L. (506) 2771-3557
COOPEAGRI R.L. (506) 2771-3455
or contact them at;
(506) 2519-2000 or (506) 2220-3127
From the U.S.: 011-506-2519-2000
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What makes Fer-De-Lance (terciopelo) the most dangerous snake of Costa Rica. By Alex Zúñiga V.
These snakes are the most prolific of all species in Costa Rica, and because of its association with human habitation, many bites occur. Unlike most other snakes they are not shy to human presence.
Fer-de-lance will use sudden reverse direction to defend themselves. As they can camouflage well under forest cover and dead leaves almost perfectly, this species can be extremely aggressive when threatened.
Adult Fer-de-lance are large (up to two meters) with long fangs which may inject from 1 to 6 cc of poison.
Their natural enemy ¨Clelia clelia¨ (black snake). Most people will see snake, regardless of color, panic, and kill the snake. They don’t realize that when they kill the black snake that they are killing the snake which keeps the Fer-de-lance population small.
Here are some prevention tips:
· Always wear shoes.
· Watch where you step.
· Many snakes live in caves or under logs, rocks etc. If you cannot see what´s in there, don’t stick your hand in there.
· Pay close attention to branches when you try to collect fruit as some snakes like trees.
· If you are going to be walking where you might see one of these snakes take a friend with you.
· If you see a snake, LEAVE IT ALONE, do not try to touch it or grab it.
· Keep the surroundings of your house or cabin clear of weeds or anything under which a snake could hide.
What do I do if a snake bites me?
After the initial panic…calm down, reduce physical activity as much as possible, then find the closest phone and call 911 or find someone to do it for you. As soon as possible go to the closest hospital. Do not medicate yourself or try anything like sucking out the poison. For further questions you might send an e-mail here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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