Wild Moves: Chameleon

Season 1: Episode 1

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Don’t let the colorful looks fool you--when a chameleon locks in on a juicy worm, it’s curtains. That’s because its hunting style is more fighter jet than reptile: from independently-rotating eyes that scour the surroundings with panoramic precision, to an elastic, mucus-covered tongue that shoots out of its mouth like a missile, seen here in exquisite slow motion. And because its tongue is roughly the length of the chameleon’s entire body, distance isn’t a deterrent. If you’re an insect in range, this colorful killer is always a threat.