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Knysna Dwarf Chameleons residing at Fairview Homestead, George.

This morning I found an envelope with 2 photo’s of the Knysna Dwarf Chameleon that were taken in our garden in 2004 by British guests – herpetologists Alan Francis and his wife Heather. I could not resist adding the recent photos of the bright green Chameleon that my son found on the same day as he spotted the tiny little frog hiding in a agapantha flower.

Wikipedia has the following facts:
The Knysna Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion damaranum) is a species of dwarf chameleon in the Bradypodion (“slow footed”) genus of chameleons that are endemic to South Africa. It is a forest dweller, found only in a limited range in the afromontane forests near Knysna, South Africa, and in certain other areas. As with most chameleons, its tongue is twice the length of its body and it can be shot out of its mouth using a special muscle in the jaw. This gives the chameleon the ability to catch insects some distance away.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Yes indeed, I still remember you – you found me the found me my first ever chameleons (or at least your boys did!). I love the blogpost, and have saved it. Thank you so much!

  2. The frog species is the Painted Reed frog, one of three subspecies found in Southern Africa. Hyperolius marmoratus verrucosus, which occurs in the southern Western Cape.

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