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Los Cabos Tourists Warned About Increase In Dangerous Wildlife As Weather Heats Up

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Los Cabos really comes to life when the weather warms up and the season changes from winter to spring.

That’s when tourists from all over the world descend on Los Cabos to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf for their spring holiday beach vacation getaways.

But they aren’t the only ones looking to enjoy the beautiful warm weather of Los Cabos during the spring.

In fact, tourists should be on the lookout for these other warm-weather seekers, who could make a spring vacation getaway a pain.

Los Cabos Ocean Sunset View

The Spring Awakening

There are many other creatures that enjoy the warm and sunny days of a spring vacation along with international travelers.

This is the time when many animals awake from their winter siesta looking for some food, and they can create a painful and venomous sting or bite on unaware human travelers in the area.

According to the Director of the La Paz Serpentarium, Víctor Velázquez Solís, here are the top 4 creatures that visitors to Los Cabos really need to be aware of as the animals awake from their winter naps to enjoy the warm spring holiday vacation weather.

Brown Recluse Spider


Most places around the world have some sort of venomous snake. Los Cabos has two, and if you think you can avoid them in the water, well, you are wrong.

The yellow sea snake (Hydrophis platurus) is more dangerous than any of the snakes found on land in Mexico with a very strong neurotoxin.

They are found in many of the beach and island areas around Los Cabos and La Paz.

Yellow Sea Snake

They are often mistaken for eels with a black back and yellow body. The worst part is the antivenom is often hard to obtain, making any incident most likely fatal.

The other is the common rattlesnake found in many areas of the United States. The rattling sound usually gives them away when hiking or in grassland areas.

The largest in the area is the Red Diamond rattlesnake, which can grow to two meters in length.

Those bitten by a rattlesnake should avoid the old wives tale of applying a tourniquet and instead remain clam and seek immediate medical attention.


Rapid movements or not remaining calm actually enable the toxin to spread faster in the body.

Black Widow Spider

Black widows (Latrodectus mactans) are pretty well known in the United States.

It’s a black spider with an hourglass on its body and pretty visible fangs.

Visible symptoms include stomach pain, which then leads to respiratory distress and eventual paralysis of the diaphragm needed to breathe.

Black Widow Spider

Medical attention should be sought immediately if someone suspects an insect bite and has stomach pain.

Violin Spider

Don’t let the calming classical music name fool you.

This guy can really cause some pain on a spring holiday vacation getaway.

The brown or violin spider (Loxosceles laeta) is known to cause plenty of problems for travelers to Los Cabos.

Ambulance enroute to hospital

With an innocent-looking violin pattern on its body, this spider’s bite shows up as black dying flesh around the bite in about one or two days.

The remedy is to wash the wound with non-colored soap to aid medical professionals in the proper diagnosis of the bite.

Soaking the wound in salt water, drinking plenty of water and getting immediate medical attention is recommended.


Scorpions are also well known in the United States, especially in the desert southwest. They cause poisonous injuries through their tail.


Tourists should avoid contact with any scorpions, especially those with three or four stripes on their body. They are the most dangerous in Los Cabos.

They have a powerful neurotoxin that is injected through two different stingers on their tails.

Hopefully knowing about the dangerous creatures in Los Cabos will help travelers enjoy a more pain free spring holiday beach vacation getaway.

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