Chameleons - Varmints! - 31


This week on the Varmints! podcast Paul and Donna geek out over chameleons! These colorful, sticky-tongued little critters are amazing!

But first the news!

This “rapper” got waylaid by a deer in Canada.

Ouch. But what hurts worse? Getting hit by a deer or this “rapping”? Let us know!

Welp, He’s no MF DOOM, but who is?

Alright, enough of this tomfoolery. Let’s learn about chameleons!

A big thanks goes out to the friendly and helpful Reddit chameleon community for their help and input on this week’s episode. We appreciated it! Definitely go visit them here if you’d like more information and pet advice! And tell them Varmints! sent you.

That, friends, is a somewhat grumpy looking Brookesia micra, one of the tinest reptiles in the world. Yes, that is the business end of a matchstick. Wow!


You know, the thing about chameleons is that they are always rolling their eyes at you! Worse than a teenager, I tell ya. Here’s an article about that.

If you thought that chameleons changed their color to camouflage? Well your name would be Wrongy McWrongpants. Check this article out!


DC and Marvel Comics respective “Chameleons”. Tsk tsk. We think you could have come up with a much cooler superhero/supervillian than these two chuckleheads. Who would win?

You know who’s cool? ZeFrank is cool. Here are some true facts about the chameleon! Courtesy of YouTube user zefrank1:

Finally, try to be very, very far away if a chameleon wants to stick his tongue out at you. Chameleon tongues have to be seen to be believed. Holy moley! Courtesy of YouTube user National Geographic:

Now you know a bit about chameleons! What’s your opinion on them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, volunteer your rugrat to say something on our podcast, or just drop us a line about anything at ! We might even read your fascinating email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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Music used:
“News Theme”
“Sneaky Adventure”
“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys”
“Kevin MacLeod (
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