Amazing Pictures: Baby Chameleon Doesn't Know It Hatched
The newborn, curled tightly in an egg-shaped ball, offers a rare insight into the life of a developing reptile.
Looks like someone needs a wake-up call: This newborn baby chameleon hadn't yet realized it had hatched.
Nick Henn, owner of Canvas Chameleons in Reading, Pennsylvania, recently captured photographs of the panther chameleon after he helped it break out of its shell. (Also see "Pictures: Miniature Chameleons Discovered—Fit on Match Tip.")
Using cuticle clippers, Henn delicately cut away the egg and expected the baby to jump to attention.
Thinking it was still in its shell, the dime-size reptile stayed curled in a egg-shaped ball, its tail tucked over its shoulder—giving us a rare peek into a developing chameleon's world.
Normally "you don't get to catch that moment when they first come out," Henn marvels.
Growing up, Henn always longed for