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Friends in my Garden

I welcome these wonderful creatures in my garden – chameleons. I have not seen them around of late. Actually, I have only seen two in my Dad’s garden. So, how they came to live in my garden is a funny story. There were two young boys running around the neighbourhood ‘selling’ them – I guess for pocket money. Shame, so we were their best ‘customers’. We paid R2.00 for small ones and R5.00 for big ones. We eventually had to tell them nicely that we have enough chameleons, because they were at our front gate every 5 minutes! We eventually stopped at 25 chameleons!

Most of them have moved on or were prey for the butcher bird. We still have 5 or 6 in the potato plant (which is now a tree!) and the rosemary bush. And onle of them had babies! The baby chameleon pic was taken by my wonderful hubby – Hannes, the professional photographer.


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