Super Mom

So we saved the day

Exactly 20 minutes into our trip, we made a serious U-turn and saved the day.

My mom saw a little chameleon trying to cross a double high way.  We had 0.2 second moment where we thought we would never get to turn around and get to him before someone drove over him.  It would be so traumatic if we got there and he was died.  We decided to try and save him anyway.

My mom made a U-turn, drove to where we saw him last and slowed down.  I had a moment of stress when I couldn’t get the door open, as I looked at a red car racing towards the scared chameleon.  I managed to get the door open and run into the road.  I did put my hands up, hopeful that the car would slow down.

The poor little thing was SO scared. He was standing as tall as he could, probably trying to make himself visible.  I picked him up and ran out of the road towards our car.  The little scared one decided to bite me to protect himself.  Poor thing. 

There we were in the car, no later than we planned, looking for a safe place to put him.  In the meantime he was named Freddie.  Simultaneously by my mom and I. 

Only 50 km further did we find a safe place for the little one.  I walked far from a road, to the first place where we found indigenous trees (can you believe it was so far before we found proper trees!?)

I said my goodbye and hope that he will be okay, so far from his ‘home’.  Like my mom said:  Poor guy was probably on his way to his family for Christmas and now we moved him km’s away lol!

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10 responses

  1. Hay

    That is so sweet. Good on you!

    December 9, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    • 🙂 Thank you

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      December 10, 2009 at 8:10 pm

  2. Wenchy

    you are unique

    December 10, 2009 at 4:25 am

  3. Aw, that is such a delightful story. Chameleons are so rare these days – am so glad you took the time to save him. I remember having LOADS of them in my garden as a child but my kids have only seens them twice in their lives!

    December 10, 2009 at 7:11 am

  4. you risked your life for this thing. how sweet of you…

    cute photo out there!

    December 10, 2009 at 8:11 am

  5. Aw, I absolutely love that you guys saved Freddie. He wouldn’t have made it much further without intervention. I get so sad for these creatures. Glad you saved one. We all need to toss that one starfish back!

    December 10, 2009 at 8:46 am

  6. Jax

    get that green thing off your hand. LOL.

    I am terrified of chameleons.


    December 10, 2009 at 9:28 am

    • Through my Eyes Photography

      Hahahhahahahaha I can imagine that you will be!!!

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      December 10, 2009 at 8:01 pm

  7. Aww shame man, glad you got to save the him. 😀

    December 12, 2009 at 8:31 am

  8. Addie

    Sweet …. not sure if I would be so brave to dodge fast cars and survive a biting creature …LOL

    December 12, 2009 at 11:14 am

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