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The Cape dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum), is a chameleon native to the South African province of the Western Cape, where it is restricted to the region around Cape Town. As with most chameleons, its tongue is twice the length of its body and it can be shot out of its mouth using a special muscle in the jaw. This gives the chameleon the ability to catch insects some distance away.
This little guy (or girl) was wandering in my garden looking a little out of sorts, so we put him in a potato bush and provided some water from a drinking straw and he seemed to be very thirsty. He stayed for a day or so and then disappeared. Some people have then in their gardens all the time but this was a rarity for me and I was so pleased to have a visit.