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The Oustalet's or Malagasy giant chameleon - Furcifer oustaleti During our trip to the island Ile Saint Marie we came across this giant chamelon. It was crossing the road by its own unique way: one step forward, lean backwarts and forwarts, backwarts and forwarts, backwarts and forwarts and finally again a step forwarts. So funny to see that they are not disturbed by the spectators :) Animalia,Chamaeleonidae,Chameleon,Chordata,Furcifer,Furcifer oustaleti,Geotagged,Madagascar,Malagasy Giant Chameleon,Reptilia,Squamata Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

The Oustalet's or Malagasy giant chameleon - Furcifer oustaleti

During our trip to the island Ile Saint Marie we came across this giant chamelon. It was crossing the road by its own unique way: one step forward, lean backwarts and forwarts, backwarts and forwarts, backwarts and forwarts and finally again a step forwarts. So funny to see that they are not disturbed by the spectators :)

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  1. It's so funny indeed how they walk. Note that when they are really stressed out, they can actually run perfectly normal, as if they forgot their weird walk. Posted 4 years ago

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The Oustalet's or Malagasy Giant Chameleon is a very large species of chameleon that is endemic to Madagascar, but also has been introduced near Nairobi in Kenya . It occurs in a wide range of habitats, even among degraded vegetation within villages, but is relatively rare in primary forest. With a maximum length of 68.5 cm , it is often considered the largest species of chameleon, though some suggest that prize goes to ''Calumma parsonii''. The diet of this chameleon includes, but is not limited.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
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Uploaded Apr 2, 2015. Captured in Analanjirofo, Madagascar.