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Better Videos of Humpy


I estimate these 2 videos are 100 times better than my last:
1. Chameleon: Mealtime for Humpy chapter one:
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2. Chameleon: Mealtime for Humpy chapter two:
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Although I had to replay the first video twice, I saw clearly this time how its tongue flicked out & picked up the fly! You could have warned us that the 2nd video starts with Humpy snapping up a fly in the opening seconds!

The quality of the videos is much improved in these two clips. Well done! :-))

4 Dec, 2010


Thanks, Balcony. Yes, I got there a bit late for the second one! Actually, the absence of chewing in the first clip shows that that fly got away!

5 Dec, 2010


Do they sometimes miss the fly? In the documentaries I've seen on TV they never miss their intended target! Perhaps they edit out the misses!

5 Dec, 2010


These ones here often miss, especially when a fly is executing torpedo-dodging tactics - rapid changes of direction as it forages for food. A stationary target is rarely missed, though.

6 Dec, 2010


Good clips G. , do these 2 live permantly in your garden or do they travel about a bit ?

6 Dec, 2010


Thanks, Littlelegs, both these clips are of Humpy (the same chameleon).
We haven't seen Denty and Peaky (see my Photos) for quite a while and I fear they must have moved on. The discovery of a new-born baby on their bush might just conceivably explain it: having populated this bush with a future generation, maybe they need to move on to establish other colonies.

I suppose Humpy will move on from the hibiscus too one of these days. These chameleons do seem to be rather nomadic.

Another chameleon, Scabby, is pressing to compete for an Oscar and gave brilliant performances today: I hope to finish and post her movies shortly.

6 Dec, 2010


Looking forward to seeing your new "filmstar/actress".

7 Dec, 2010

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