Saturday, November 30, 2013
Bradypodion pumilum is still thriving in the greenbelt. Well, I'm not sure what defines "thriving." Our last count was eight individuals in one spot, one of whom - very small and brown - caught and ate an insect while we watched. Long tongues!
Vince is very cagey about telling people that we are hunting Cape dwarf chameleons, and does a rapid assessment of the people who ask. Regular Constantia walkers are treated as friends, but anyone armed to the teeth with cameras is told that we are studying sunbirds...Chameleon collectors abound and there is a black market trade in them.