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Flap-necked Chameleon – A natural curiosity

Flap-necked Chameleon dilepis KwaZulu Natal South Africa

I watched David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities on the BBC last week and thought about our inspiring encounter with this flap-necked chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis). Although they are often regarded as primitive reptiles, their fast tongue, 360-degrees rotating eyes and spectacular colour make them really sophisticated creatures. We have seen quite a few of these fascinating animals on the occasional night-drive, always wondering how well they blend into their surroundings. In fact, we nearly missed this one sitting on a branch ready to pose for iAMsafari!

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  1. Thanks Kelly. Indeed, he just opened his eyes at the right moment, offering the one and only opportunity as he dozed off again soon after.

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