Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fingernail Chameleon

Hello my raviolis.  Grandma-ma has been very busy these days and has not been keeping up with your blog.  I hope you forgive me because I think of you all each and every day.  Well, today I'm back and want to share with you a very exciting discovery... the worlds smallest chameleon.

They are so tiny they can fit on your fingernail.  This species is renowned for its ability to blend in.  Balanced on the tip of a scientist's fingernail in Madagascar, the-three centimetre reptile is no bigger than the flies that form his average-sized cousin's lunch.

These little guys are so small they fit on a match head.

Hard to spot: Scientists believe chameleons may have evolved on Madagascar.  The new additions to the chameleon species are only found in an area just a few square miles in size.

Wouldn't it be fun to see these little chameleons up close one day?  So, next time you are looking around the park or a playground, remember, there are tiny, living things all around you. Take the time to look closely, you might be surprised what you see or sees you.  Love you all..grandma-ma.