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Chamaeleo chamaeleon


Unmistakable member of the lizard family with its prehensile tail and toes that are arranged for grasping branches and twigs. Known for its ability to change colour. 30 cm long.


Shrubs and trees where it can stalk its insect food which it catches on its long, sticky tongue which it shoots out forwards, almost its own body length.

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Aug 28, 2003
Submitted on May 14, 2011

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