An even littler, more adorable chameleon

I found this baby chameleon in Nairobi (again at the Wildebeest Camp) when I was out at night looking for frogs! So CUTE! Soooo sleepy…(sorry these photos aren’t better, guess I was sleepy too) Sleepy chameleon My friend Paola for scale…teeny chameleon! Love the little stubby nose There’s an unusual perspective for you

This adorable little chameleon

Please watch this video of true facts about chameleons (parental advisory warning): Did you know that a lot of Kenyans think chameleons are poisonous (or maybe venomous hard to tell)? I was shocked because my Kenyan friends were shocked when I dove at the ground to pick up this chameleon that was sprinting (I know, […]

Photos of the raider dog to cheer up a dreary day

These are the last photos of Rascal I got before I left the US. She’s hilarious! And adorable! What a ham… Her loves to run I love the way her tail goes straight up when she’s paying attention Uh oh, mayday! Incoming puppy! I have no words She has lost control of her hindquarters 😄 […]

Some Kenyan sunbirds

I took a million bird photos in Kenya, so I’m subdividing them into manageable groups for posting.  The sunbirds are one of my favourite old world groups…they’re functionally like hummingbirds in that they drink nectar, but they can only hover for a short time.  Still, they come in lots of beautiful colors and are fun-sized! […]

Enemy, thy name is Vervet Monkey

I expect a lot of readers will find these little jerks cute, but I know the truth, which is that primates in general and monkeys in particular, are total jerks.  I learned this from my experiences working at a zoo, where the primates tortured me on a daily basis, knocking off my glasses, tugging on […]

Spicebush swallowtail caterpillar

These guys are such good snake mimics!  I love how they even imitate eye shine… This is the second one of these I found this year! (PS this is from October) So here are a ton of photos of this cute little guy! Hairy carpenter hands Calloused carpenter hands Ok my hands are not nearly […]