Went for a walk this morning as the storm clouds are building and may wash out the rest of the day and I found THESE: little alien plants...I have never seen anything like them and I searched online but could not find any leads. They seem to grow off of a vine and they are sticky looking - since they are wild, I did not touch them or put my nose down there til I am sure they are not poisonous. There was no strong aroma but they definitely grow along the ground. The "flower" starts off as a pod and then when the pod breaks open, the berries are there. So - any help in identifying would be great!!!!
I am adding this : after MUCH searching - I found this link - Another picture - which is a blog from a trip to Saba in the Caribbean - HOW WILD! now looking for reference to snake eyes - think it could be a fungus??
OK - an hour or so later - I FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! see here Momordica Charantia and the common name is Balsam-Apple! It is actually part of the cucumber family! WOW - how neat...it is in all tropical locations and I started to track it from a reference in a botanical guide for Belize which eventually led me to the above link. Phew - now I am done being Sherlock Holmes and off to have some coffee.