It climbed up onto the reeds and moved along stealthily
With pups milling around far below the chameleon quickly clambered up and away from danger. By now I was in the street outside the property taking these photos
Michael had arrived with a thick stick and we coaxed the chameleon off the fence and onto this
Finally we eased the chameleon onto a shrub across the road from our front gate
I'm linking to Eileen's Saturday Critters which you can visit
Although I'm back in South Africa, I still have several bird and critter posts from Mwadui and will continue to post about them for a while. You can imagine how I'm also missing this part of our life in Tanzania!
Grant Googled this chameleon and told me what he'd discovered but I was busy with travel arrangements at the time and can't remember!
The Swahili name for a chameleon is kinyonga and if you click on the Google link above you'll see the scientific name for several species is very similar.
Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes here and on Facebook. My party here at home yesterday was very special - I'll post about this shortly.
Happy Saturday to you all!