Spotted this when driving down the road to my house. Watched him from the car for a while. Then he tried to climb on the car.
On the ground crossing our trail as we headed down to the beach for a swim.
Found during a night walk through a small forest near Gunjur, The Gambia.
We noticed this little Kenya Leaf-chameleon while sitting at the back of our house exploring a Tavetia bush.
It kept vibrating fiercely while being picked up.
Pereyras nature farm, Marozevo, Madagascar. January 2011.
Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of lizards. The approximately 160 species of chameleon come in a range of colors, including pink, blue, red, orange, turquoise, yellow, and green. They are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet; their separately mobile, stereoscopic eyes; their very long, highly modified, rapidly extrudable tongues; their swaying gait; and crests or horns on their distinctively shaped heads. Some species can change color, and many have a prehensile tail....