West Coast - South Africa Herping Trip.

For your reports/images, made outside Europe and the "Mediterranean" countries. Not to be too narrow minded and limited to our European/Mediterranean herps.

Re: West Coast - South Africa Herping Trip.

Postby Tyrone Ping » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:09 am

Michal Szkudlarek wrote:
Tyrone Ping wrote:
Michal Szkudlarek wrote:Why are you looking for cameleons at night? Is it easier to find them then?


Michal it sure is, being diurnal Chameleons sleep at night typically right on the edge of the branches to avoid predation from other animals.

Simply scanning good habitat with a torch(flash light) they really stick out from the other foliage - this takes time to get your eye in when looking.
Once you're comfortable with that it's not difficult to spot them in a car headlights when driving.

In some areas and good habitat it's possible to find chameleons during the day but by nature they're extreamly good at camouflaging themselves.

Do not chameleons fell prey at night?


By sleeping on the edge of the branches if something comes along the branch the chameleons simply wake up and drop down to the floor below. Escaping the threat.
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Re: West Coast - South Africa Herping Trip.

Postby Rémon ter Harmsel » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:14 pm

Awesome collection of pics Tyrone, thanks for sharing!
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Re: West Coast - South Africa Herping Trip.

Postby Michal Szkudlarek » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:27 pm

There were chameleon's fossils found in Europe. Are they not present now in this continent due to glaciations?
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Re: West Coast - South Africa Herping Trip.

Postby Tyrone Ping » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:08 pm

Rémon ter Harmsel wrote:Awesome collection of pics Tyrone, thanks for sharing!



Thank you Rémon, appreciate the comment!
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