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This Adorable Baby Chameleon Has No Clue That It Has Hatched

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. 

 

This Adorable Baby Chameleon Has No Clue That It Has Hatched

This Adorable Baby Chameleon Has No Clue That It Has Hatched

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1. A rare insight into the life of a developing reptile.

1. A rare insight into the life of a developing reptile.

The moments were captured by Nick Henn, owner of Canvas Chameleons in Reading, Pennsylvania.

2. The new born chameleon, curled tightly in an egg-shaped ball.

2. The new born chameleon,  curled tightly in an egg-shaped ball.

3. It has its tail tucked over its shoulder.

3. It has its tail tucked over its shoulder.

It's barely bigger than a dime.

4. Someone needs a wake up call.

4. Someone needs a wake up call.

The newborn baby has not realised yet that it had hatched.

5. Hen gently cut away the egg, using cuticle clippers.

5. Hen gently cut away the egg, using cuticle clippers.

He expected the baby to jump to attention.

6. The reptile stayed curled in a egg-shaped ball, thinking its still in its shell.

6. The reptile stayed curled in a egg-shaped ball, thinking its still in its shell.

It had its tail tucked over its shoulder. Normally "you don't get to catch that moment when they first come out," Henn marvels.

7. The reptile didn't sense it was wake up call.

7. The reptile didn't sense it was wake up call.

8. Panther chameleon is a species native to Madagascar.

 8. Panther chameleon is a species native to Madagascar.

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.

9. The chameleon uses it's special egg tooth on it's upper jaw...

9. The chameleon uses it's special egg tooth on it's upper jaw...

....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.

10. Panther chameleon hatching.

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