During Violent Battle Chameleon Takes Bite Out of Rival


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During Violent Battle Chameleon Takes Bite Out of Rival.

Chameleons are known for their ability to change colors and blend in. These two had no trouble spotting each other’s ambitions.

Battle Chameleon

The more aggressive of the two (right) chases his rival out of the tree and along a concrete wallFootage of the brief contest appeared on a property near the Amber Mountain National Park on the northern edge of Madagascar.

One of the chameleons twists in pain as the aggressor takes a huge bite out of him during their clash

It shows the males sizing each other up before one is forced to retreat following a violent battle for the attention of a female chameleon that isn’t seen in the video. The one-minute clip begins with the video maker, who speaks French, one of the island’s two official languages, offering play-by-play commentary, declaring it ‘bataille du chameleons’, or battle of the chameleons.

The video maker, who speaks French, declared it ‘bataille du chameleons’, or battle of the chameleons

Shortly after he questions which one will make the first move, the more aggressive of the two reptiles launches himself at his foe.

The chameleons sized each other up and snapped at each other before one of them gained the upper hand

The chameleons snap at each other while struggling to keep their footing in the tree. But the aggressor soon gains the upper hand and takes a huge bite out of his rival, who squirms in pain.

The video ends as the chameleons clamber onto a tree branch and become obscured by leaves

The video maker, who has moved into a better position to record the fight, gasps in horror as the defeated chameleon struggles to escape. It wriggles free and then crawls across a concrete wall in a desperate bid to escape as the other chameleon slowly gives chase. The video ends as the chameleons clamber onto a tree branch and become obscured by leaves.

 


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