Have you spotted one recently?

I am fascinated by the Chameleon. Its ability to change its appearance to fit its surroundings provides this little creature from the lizard family a truly remarkable ability.


I vividly remember the one and only time I spotted one in Lahore. It was a hot summer day and I was walking the grounds of my school. In my stride, I caught a sideways glance at what I thought was an oddly shaped branch. On closer inspection, I realised it was a giant brown chameleon peering at me through those roving eyes. At first I was scared it would simply pounce on me for blowing its cover…!! But I quickly grasped that it was probably more scared of me. So I walked off not realising that the moment would be the last time I would set eyes on one of these magnificent creations of nature.

I am curious to know how many of you in Lahore continue to spot Chameleons in gardens, parks etc. and when was the last time it happened.

4 Comments so far

  1. cyrenity on May 28th, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

    umm it’s not that rare, they are often found in gardens, parks, and trees :)

  2. Hasan Mubarak (hasanmubarak) on May 29th, 2008 @ 1:03 am

    Despite desperate expansion of urban populace, it’s remarkable to find wonderful creatures including Chameleons, different species of toads, frogs, lizards etc.

    Yes I’ve spotted Chameleon more than once; the latest sight being at Royal Palm :P

  3. lifeofmansur on May 30th, 2008 @ 12:49 am

    I havent seen any chameleons yet (maybe they are doing a great job camouflaging themselves) but I was certainly surprised to see squirrels here…

  4. azface on May 30th, 2008 @ 4:52 am

    Really, do you mean squirrels aren’t supposed to be in Lahore. Thought I had seen plenty of them when I used to live there. Or are you just pulling our leg there :)))

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