Courageous Chameleon Faces Hungry Eagle

Courageous Chameleon Faces Hungry Eagle

Eagles are birds of prey and they are known for their sharp eyesight to follow its prey unobtrusively. Their hook-tipped beaks and sharp curved talons help them to hunt prey. Hence eagles have symbolized war and imperial power. But nature has planned and designed everything mysteriously, that is why there are several animals with camouflage property so that they could save themselves from predators. Such an example is chameleon who has been known for constantly changing colors to deceive enemies. Wildlife enthusiast Fiona Sadman shared his exhilarating tale of a courageous chameleon and a hungry eagle.

Courageous Chameleon Faces Hungry Eagle

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He also said that whenever he drives through natural reserves and parks, his attention is focused on the bushes, thickets, trees, and riverbeds. But sometimes the best sightings are not where you had expected them to be. The happened on that particular day when he was driving along the tar road and he spotted a small, shadowed figure in the middle of the road. It was a Chameleon.

Chameleons are reptiles and are well known for their unmatched ability to camouflage. They utilize their property to stay out of the sight from lurking predators. However, they are very small in size yet girthy to be a tantalizing snack for many other animals such as raptors, snakes, and even smaller felines.

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Courageous Chameleon Faces Hungry Eagle

Furthermore, he expressed the whole scenario. The road was tarred, and the chameleon was standing alone and enjoying his excursion on empty road.

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 Fiona Sadman added that the little chameleon was special for him because they are not common to see while on a game drive. But then the most exhilarating thing happened. Out of nowhere, a large tawny eagle appeared and swooped down onto the road. It sat right in the middle of the road and observed the chameleon as it was framing a plan for its prey.

The chameleon immediately sensed danger and reared to make itself seem bigger. However, it was all going to be in vain because eagles are dextrous to prey. The first blow was struck by the eagle with extreme speed and it utilized its beaks and talons for hunting. Within a few seconds, he was out of sight with its prey in his talons. 

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Courageous Chameleon Faces Hungry Eagle

Eagles are known for their sleep-hunting practices, they are not often seen in action, as most of the time they spend a standstill to locate prey or out of sight. They are extremely agile and even catch snakes too with their sharp talons. 

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Undoubtedly spotting a lion lazing around or tiger hunting is something fascinating but that’s not enough to see. Jungles have much to offer as they comprise many different ecosystems. Even the little things can also be special. So keep your eyes wide open for the smaller things. Maybe you also get an opportunity to witness something magical and unexpected. 

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