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THE CHAMELEON IN THE WILD.

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Published on Aug 23, 2009

Sunday(23-8-2009) :- Once in a lifetime chance of seeing a chameleon lizard in the wild happened unexpectedly while we were trekking through the forests on our way to "Kothaligad hill fort". We were about 15 members from the "B.N.H.S(Bombay Natural History Society)" who were on a days trekking expedition to "Kothaligad fort" situated near "Peth Village" about 6 Kms from Karjat town in the state of Maharashtra(India).The Monsoon season(June to September) is the ideal season for trekking and exploration of natural habitat in the Western Ghats region and Mumbai city has numerous scenic forested regions within a vicinity of 100Kms. B.N.H.S(Bombay Natural History Society) is the largest non-governmental organization(NGO) in the Indian subcontinent engaged in nature conservation and nature education.It was established in 1883, one of the oldest organizations in existence."Treks" are conducted by various private groups in Mumbai but the advantage of trekking with the "B.N.H.S" group is that they have experienced wild-life trek or tour guides who understand the topography and wild-life of a particular forest or region and hence novices can at least understand the finer points of the wild-life forests species.A few non-Indian "NGO" volunteers from different country's were among our group of trekkers on this particular trek and we all were lucky to view the chameleon in its natural habitat and not a "zoological Park' as is the normal case. The chameleon is a rare species to be spotted in the forests, let alone be seen as shown in this video and the same being explained by our guide Mr Pal(MSc Entomology), a once in a life time opportunity.Sometimes even novices can get lucky in viewing wild-life, insects or birds.Honestly, although a "wild-life Conservationists" and animal lover, having owned numerous pets and at present a pair of exotic "Persian cats" and a "Alexandrine parakeet" ,yet ,still "ILLITERATE" in the World of insects ,birds and reptiles.

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