Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cape Dwarf Chameleons

Photo: Vincent Mounier

Ever since we got to Cape Town, Vincent has been obsessed with finding chameleons. He loves them.

He stuck to his quest, and they were found. And he keeps finding more.

Do you know how hard it is to find a chameleon in a tree? Hard. I found the first one by accident, and that was all the encouragement he needed. Now, if you see a tall, hairless man standing in front of a tree peering at it for hours, not moving a muscle, possibly turning slightly green in sympathy, that's my husband.

The chameleon whisperer.

He doesn't want to tell people who stare at him what he's looking at, because he's worried about them. The chameleons, not the people. They are very vulnerable. He has quite a collection, now, including babies, and he checks on them. He worries.

You can see some of them here, and here.

I think he's beginning to develop two-toed hands and a prehensile tail. He looks at flies in a beady way...
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