As promised, I had followed the evolution of the gravid chameleon throughout the day. These are the observations so far from this morning:
09:00 Still in the same bush but its colour changed.
12:00 Started to rain quite heavily. Cham still in the same bush when rain started.
12:30 Rain stopped. Found again. I had moved to another smaller flower bush about 1m apart:
12:30 to 1515 Observer’s lunch and siesta. No data!
15:35 Moved another metre to a Poinsettia bush (Euphorbia pulcherrima) and climbed about 150cm high. Colour changed again. It appears that coloration is more a reflection of the animal condition than its surroundings!
1600 to 16:20 hs Shower.
1627 The chameleon is still a the same spot but head down and green in colour.
It is now 17:10 hs and I will have a last look before night fall.
Hope to find it tomorrow…