Chameleon Spit Is the Key to Their Hunting Prowess

Chameleons present an intriguing puzzle for biologists. From their bulging eyes to their color-swapping skin, they possess a host of unique adaptions. Now, another piece of their mysterious physiology has come to light.

Researchers from France and Belgium have discovered how chameleons hang on to their prey once they’ve snatched it with their tongues. A chameleon’s tongue can be up to twice its body length — over two feet in some cases — and operates something like an arrow fired from a b

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