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IN Animals ON 29 Feb, 2016
They communicate with color change, hunt with their lightning fast tongues and live in the world's most threatening places. Can you guess the creature?
Yeah, you got it right, Chameleons. For centuries they have attracted attention, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding them. The way they change their color is quite fascinating. An encounter with a chameleon would be interesting but watching it hatch is a moment one rarely experiences in one's life.
The moments were captured by Nick Henn, owner of Canvas Chameleons in Reading, Pennsylvania.
It's barely bigger than a dime.
The newborn baby has not realised yet that it had hatched.
He expected the baby to jump to attention.
It had its tail tucked over its shoulder. Normally "you don't get to catch that moment when they first come out," Henn marvels.
Henn always longed for a blue panther chameleon. For seven to eight months, the Panther chameleon eggs grow in their leathery shells, under Henn's close watch.
....to slit the egg's inner membrane, when the big day arrives. To wiggle free, the baby can then crack the end of the egg near its head. The whole process can take up to one day.