When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard,
he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand,
and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
I felt that the metaphor in the quote suited this species of chameleon. At only about 3" long it has the attitude of an elephant. Of course when the going gets too rough and the bully is bullied, he doesn't hesitate to role up into a ball and play dead (akinesia). A bark worse than a bite indeed.
Here are several photos of a couple Males of some of the Temporalis that I aquired some time ago. All are doing well and growing. They have not been treated for parasites, and have shown no problems otherwise. I may enter one of these into the contest. All comments and questions are invited and appreciated. I'll get aound to taking some photos of the females soon, but they are a bit more passive and shy than the Males.
Also, I invite anyone with Temporalis to post their own Temporalis photos in this thread. Hopefully others have them as I am having the time of my chamlife working with them.