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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Setaro's/St. Lucia Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion setaroi)

Family Chamaeleonidae

They can grow up to 12cm in total length and are found near the St. Lucia estuary up towards Mozambique.

Their habitat is trees of the costal dune forests.

Info: Chameleons of Southern Africa (Tolley & Burger)


Gaelyn said...

That is a really cool looking chameleon.

Diane said...

Chameleons I miss! I used to enjoy watching them in the garden and seeing that tongue come out with lightning speed. Great photos. Take care Diane

Firefly the Travel Guy said...

We don't see nearly as many chameleons as we used to when I was a kid. He's quite interesting looking with his collar.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It was great to find one. WHen I was there recently I looked and looked but could not find one. How unfortunate!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

They are one animal I love to find Diane. Mostly I see the Flap-necked chameleon as he is more common here.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You have a couple of the dwarf species in your area Jonker. I have been looking for some here but not finding any either. Unfortunately they have been driven out of the town areas.