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Cape Dwarf Chameleon

Bradypodion pumilum

Description:

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.

Notes:

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.

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23 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Great series and congrats on your SOTD!

JillBlack
JillBlack 8 years ago

Wonderful shot and congratulations on SOTD well done

patty
patty 8 years ago

Great chameleon and pictures TIM and congratulations for the SOTD! =)

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Baie geluk met SOTD Tim!

Great capture TimRolston,congrats on the SOTD,thanks for sharing

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 8 years ago

I knew this was destined for great things. Congratulations!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations Tim!

kittuandme
kittuandme 8 years ago

Cool colours ! CONGRATS ON SOTD !

ShannaB
ShannaB 8 years ago

Stunning pics of a beautiful animal. Congrats on your SOTD! : )

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Congratulations Tim! LOVE this chameleon. Your pictures are great.

Jellyfishnebula
Jellyfishnebula 8 years ago

Congratulations on such a beautiful spotting!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Congratulations Tim!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD! What an amazing little guy (or girl).

Congratulations on this wonderful SotD !

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Wow! Amazing camouflage! Congratulations!

TimRolston
TimRolston 8 years ago

WOW, spotting of the day , thank you, I would tell Mr Chameleon but he has left the premises. :-)

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congrats Tim! This colorful reptile has been chosen spotting of the day!

Cape dwarf chameleons are only to be found in the grasses and shrubs of South Africa's Western Province. 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.

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RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Great photos.

Mari du Preez
Mari du Preez 8 years ago

beautiful!

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Great spotting :)

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 8 years ago

What a wonderful chameleon. Lovely colors. Great series.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Gorgeous!!!

TimRolston
Spotted by
TimRolston

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 16, 2013
Submitted on Jan 28, 2013

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