Saving four Cape Dwarf Chameleon babies!

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She was clapping her hands as she said; "Well done" to me.

Why? Because their bush was trimmed and she went into a bag of leaves with her 4 babies!

Luckily they climbed to the top of the bag, the gardener saw them and he ran to call me.
Four tiny babies sitting like this at the top of the big plastic waste bag!
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Let me show you the babies and here is one of them!
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I offered them a stick of hope and they accepted it!
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See! He whispered a thank you to me!
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And here are the other two. One of the elderly ladies in the complex came to help me with the tiny tots!
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The mom was sitting on the heap of leaves in the bag, most likely to watch that the babies don't fall back inside the bag.
I lifted her out last!
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I bet that it's the first time that you see 4 Cape dwarf chameleon babies in a tree!
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Finally it was the mom's turn and she didn't waste any time scattering up in that tree!
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"South Africa has a unique biodiversity and is home to over 350 species of reptiles; with 19 chameleon species being formally described and 80% of these species endemic to the country. The Cape dwarf chameleon is restricted to South Africa; its status is Near Threatened according to the IUCN".

"Due to habitat loss and land transformation (i.e. urbanization and agriculture, their habitats have become threatened and severely fragmented). In addition to this loss climate change could have another catastrophic effect by reducing its range".
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So, when I Google "Cape dwarf chameleons and I see the sites that offer them for sale as pets, I really cry inside.
These wonderful little animals belong in the wild and not in a cage. But I have written about the little ones before and nobody will capture our little ones.
They are free to come and go as they please!

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Yeah, first time I see baby chameleons, they look very cute as if they were from toys.

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Yes, they are very small because as adults they are dwarfs.
Tiny little critters that doesn't like to be handled.
Thank you for the visit!

Cheers and !BEER

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Namaste🙏 @papilloncharity , Amazing photography green Cape Dwarf is beautiful, thanks for sharing so nice Cape Dwarf

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Thank you kindly my friend.
I am glad that you liked the little chameleons and they are very special little creatures!

Blessings and I hope that you will have a good weekend!

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That may be the cutest thing I've seen all week. Hope they do okay.

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Thank you Sir Steve and that's all that we have, hope.
But we will allow nature to take it's course, while I keep an eye on the cats here.

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Running your own search and rescue center I see Stephen, so glad the gardener had it in mind to call you to place this little family back to where they belong.

Peace of mind knowing your chameleons are safe and sound once again have a wonderful weekend.

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Hahaha, since we moved in here Lady Joan.
On the farm it would be the laborers that dropped small live things at our door and here it is the gardeners lol.

Funny weather, as we dropped to 19C with rain today. We popped down to the beach, but the wind is something else. Marian waited in the car and my cheeks were crusted with sand and salt hahaha.
Have a look at the wind here!
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The poor gulls certainly struggled in the wind and the flying sand!

Blessings!

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My neighbourhood, at one time delivered baby birds to me regularly, get them big enough to let free. Amazing how quickly people learn who to bring them to.

Weather has gone crazy from 30 yesterday to 24 today, wind for a couple of hours last night, definitely not having weather patterns we used to have.

Poor gull being sand blasted, you had the choice he has to live through it 😅Marian was wise just waiting in the car, send greetings and hugs.

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Hahaha, they call it "word of mouth" Lady Joan and it spreads faster than the media.

Yes, we see many new weather patterns and this week we will only have one hot day.
But I prefer the lower temperatures.

Yeah, I had the choice, but I think that the gulls are used to it. Let me tell you that nothing can fly in the winds like the Pied crows. They simply continue to amaze me in the strong winds.

Blessings, thank you and a good new week to you guys!

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I have never seen a chameleon in real life - as far as I know, there are no chameleons in Australia, other than Dame Edna.

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Yeah, we are lucky to have the dwarfs breeding here.
Don't know who Dame Edna is, but I presume that she changes her colors frequently?
I presume that you showed this to the little blessing?

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I’m so happy you were able to save the babies. The mother is so tiny and cute.

Blessings! Thanks your caring for the little critters.

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Thank you Lady Jo and this new season is keeping us on our toes.
We live in a fairly small housing complex with 17 units and all of the owners bring their rescues to us. Last night I had to go and catch a young "Spotted pigeon" in a neighbor's house lol.
Life goes on lol.
Blessings and I hope that you will have a good new week my friend!

Cheers and !BEER

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We need more people like you in the world to help the animals survive.

Blessings!

Thanks for the !BEER.

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You are a kind person yourself Lady Jo.
We only do what we can and I am lucky to have some farming experience.
Thank you kindly as I think that I saw some curation somewhere.

Blessings to you!

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These are lovely little critters, Zac, and they are lucky that you are there and that the people know what you do 😀


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Hahaha, I laugh Hannes because last night I was called to catch a young scared "Speckled pigeon" in a nighbor's house. We named her "Jesse" and she is sleeping here now in our house lol.
Yes, it seems that the people know what we do my friend.

Cheers and thanks!

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Oh, I thought the call was for the Chameleon babies 😁
This pigeon was the bird that has brought some lucky photos to you I assume :)


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Hahaha, it was the gardener's call for the chameleons and the neighbor's call for the Speckled pigeon 🤣
Either the chameleons or the bird, lady luck is definitely on my side for a change, but not always as you well know. Sometimes one can feel very dispirited after a day with no shots 😁

Cheers and thanks!

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Oh yes, I know that very well and I do miss the days when I have gone for a photo walk or trip almost every day.
But these days will come back, I am very sure 😁


Cheers and !BEER
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Soon my friend and a few years from now you will have so much time that the world will become your oyster. And if you don't like oysters, you can always just keep the pearl 🤣

Cheers and thanks!

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I keep the pearl - I have eaten oysters before, but it's nothing I would order in a restaurant if there are other things to order ;)
I am already counting the months till the moment when I will be free 😁


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I love fresh oysters my friend, it tastes like the sea 🤣
When I was a child, I used to put an empty cup against my ear to listen to the sea :)

So how many months are you at now before you are released from your prison?

Cheers and thanks!

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So you won't get any problems that I eat your food if we ever should go out for a dinner, my friend 😉
We used to do this too, or we even had big sea shells where you could hear the sea too.

I have still about 82 months left 😥


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Hahaha, I might surprise you with some delicasies that taste like a dream, until you find out what it is 🤣
But it would be wonderful to have a meal with you methinks!

Yeah, but we were far away from the sea and at times even used empty cans to listen to the sea 😁

Well, I won't lie and say that 82 months is a breeze, as a lot can take place in this time, but we have hope that it will continue to tick off smoothly.

Cheers and thanks!

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What tastes like a dream to you might taste like a nightmare to me 😉
I eat almost anything, but it shouldn't look ugly nor should it smell like rotten fish 😉

This year has just begun and we are already at its end - time runs fast and I am sure soon I will say "what, the 82 months are over?" :)


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My sister made a meal of pork feet and Marian really enjoyed the meal, until I told her afterwards what it was 🤣

Yes, so true as time flies my friend. If you have to consider how many months you have been working since you started, then 82 months will be a breeze!

Cheers and thanks!

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Well, I remember my mom cooking almost any part of the pigs including the brain. My mother in law made a kind of stew with pork feet and it was delicious 😋

That's true, there are many more months behind me which have gone very fast too 😃


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Yeah, we have discussed this before and you will do well if you ever end up in Africa 🤣

I remeber that at stages I thought my army days would never end, but a few years after I had been released, it dawned upon me how quicky two years passed.
That's why I keep saying that you will be in that van soon my friend 😁

Cheers and thanks!

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Good day my friend 😊

I have to be quick to make my replies before the next e-mails come in ;) It's Friday and I don't want to stay longer in the office than I need to, although I'm at work tomorrow too.

That's right, when you wait for something time seems to be frozen, but when you are finally there you think wow, the time has gone fast :)


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Good late afternoon to you Hannes,

Our internet signal was only restored a short while ago, so I made sure that I could get my post in. Now I am tackling the mountain of replies.

I hope that your Friday worked out as planned and that your work today is by now also done.

When you wrote this message yesterday, you were thinking about the work that was waiting for you today and now when you read this, it's all done. That's how time flies my friend.

Cheers and thanks!

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Good evening Zac,

nope, my work for today isn't done, but I take it easy and in a couple of hours I hope I can find some sleep to be not too tired when I come home tomorrow morning.
The weather should be nice like today and I will try to go somewhere where no people are, what isn't easy these days when everybody has to stay near home.


Cheers and !BEER
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Good evening Hannes,

I really hope that you got some sleep and that the weather played the game with you today to be nice. And that you found an out of the way, off the trodden path place to get some photos.
I am so thankful that over here, I can get lost at any time, as there are many empty miles around.

Or maybe you should also just obey the law and stay at home 🤣

Cheers and thanks!

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Good evening Zac,

yes, I got some sleep, but not enough 😊
It was freezing cold today and even the beautiful weather couldn't warm me enough to go outside.
Most nice places are crowded anyway these days and tomorrow is another day.


Cheers and !BEER
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Greetings Hannes,

I like your explanation for being a law abiding citizen 🤣

Cold also here today and I saw something amazing yesterday, as it is supposed to be summer here now. Ice in one of the mountain valleys.
Impossible I thought, but here's the evidence!

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Late yesterday afternoon, as the cold arrived.

Cheers and thanks!

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I snows sometimes in our mountains during the summer too when it's very cold up there, and a lot of snow stays all summer long in the shady places. This place doesn't look shady though, so it might have snowed :)


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A first for me to see this and I am amazed that there is nothing in our news headlines about it.
The people here must be used to it methinks. Or they don't know about it Hannes.
It is not easily visible, as it is on the inside of that valley, but there were traces of it on the peak to the right of the valley.
So, today again still cold here.

Cheers and thanks!

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I think the people are just used of it - here nobody is surprised to find snow in the summer, even on not so high mountains ;)


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Aaaaah thanks for the save - this makes me miss my grandma. They had a tree in their garden where we always found these babies.

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Thank you kindly and they are becoming endangered over here so we have to do what we can to look after them.
Glad that you also saw them as babies!

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I'm so happy the gardener noticed the Chameleon babies before they we tossed out with the leaf litter!
I'm also happy he bought them to you for I know you will provide them with a safe abode!
Is that other dwarf Chameleon you wrote about still around?

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Thank you milady and I think that the other chameleon is the father of this lot. (The one that I wrote about)
Yes, the babies are as safe as I could make them and all is well with them.
Blessings to you guys!

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