Returning from this very enjoyable morning we saw hanging on the wooden gates to the compound, a baby monitor lizard, about six inches long from head to tail. He hides well because he must know at this size he is on everybody’s lunch menu. He stayed around the whole time we stayed in Hobatere.
On our next night drive, our sharp-eyed guide saw a comical looking Namaqua Chameleon well hidden in a leafy tree where his color matched his surroundings perfectly. We were also treated to looks at a lesser spotted genet in a tree, sinuously gliding both like a cat and a reptile up the trunk of a many-branched tree searching for his prey.
There is a lot of consternation in the taxonomic world about just what species a genet belongs with. Many people call him a “genet cat” but DNA proves he is not a feline at all. However,
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