How Do Chameleons Protect Themselves?

According to the National Wildlife Federation, chameleons protect themselves by changing colors to blend in with their environment. Chameleons move extremely slowly, so their best defense is their ability to camouflage themselves.

Green chameleons usually live in the trees and brown chameleons live on the ground to help them match their surroundings. This also allows these creatures to hide from their prey. These animals sit quietly and wait for their prey to come to them, then they use their long sticky tongues to grab insects for food. They also have mitten-like feet that allow them to firmly grip the ground or a branch. Chameleons have unique eyes that can visualize two different things or objects at the same time. This ability allows chameleons to quickly pinpoint potential predators and prey.