A chameleon staring into the lens of my camera.
Found in reeds in the middle of an artificial pond (unsure how it got there!)
This is what it looks like when a chameleon runs away from you into thick brush and you can't catch it or photograph it well. :-(
Observed initially alive in the middle of the intersection of Ridgeback Road and Otay Lakes Road at 14:13. Vehicle struck the chameleon before it could be removed alive from the road. Most likely an escaped pet.
One of smallest chameleon on the word.
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....