Mmm, a Nice, Fat Hornworm!

Howdy, Mr. Nature here, with a video treat–a chameleon having his lunch.

For those gardeners out there who have been plagued by tomato hornworms, those big green caterpillars, it may be pleasant to contemplate what a squad of chameleons could do in your garden.

The individually turreted eyes zero in on the target, the prehensile tail and mitten-like paws get a firm grip on the branch, and zap! The chameleon’s amazing tongue bags another bug.

And in addition to all that, they can change color. Very cool animals indeed.

I wonder what it’d be like, if a bunch of chameleons gathered around a table for Thanksgiving dinner.


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