Sunday, March 28, 2010

Knysna Dwarf Chameleon

When we were small we used to find chameleons in the garden all the time, but that was then and this is now. These days I don't get to see them anywhere as much as I would like to, so it was a big surprise to find this little guy on the stoep of the Protea Hotel Tsitsikamma Village in Storms River the other day. I was really scared that somebody would step on him, so I picked him up and moved him to the garden. According to The Wildlife of Southern Africa, my nature bible, it is a Knysna Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion damaranum).
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5 comments:

  1. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO SPOT IT...??

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  2. Nothing like bandwidth limits, eh?

    Nice spotting!

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  3. wow! he is part of the branch! sheeshhh .. wonderful pic!

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  4. This is one I am going to have to check up on Jonker as it looks more like a lizard to me. In the USA they have one which has the same eyes as the chameleon. Most interesting!! Thanks for the post.

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  5. Such a great find!!! They are so rare these days in the built up areas - we last saw one in our garden about 5 years ago.

    Gena @ Thinking Aloud

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