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C is for¬¨‚Ä†Chameleon
Just like the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, who magically appears and disappears at will, Chameleons can blend themselves into the background - and - voila - they seem to have vanished.
What a truly astounding talent! And not the only talent these little creatures possess.
Their jerky walk perfectly mimics the natural movements of branches. Their independently moving eyes provide unrivalled 360¬¨‚à´ coverage, but when directed forward provide stereoscopic vision. Their explosively fast,¬¨‚Ä†extendable,¬¨‚Ä†sticky tongue is a perfect weapon for an ambush hunter. A prehensile tail and toes that are grouped into two opposing ‚Äö√Ñ√≤thumbs‚Äö√Ñ√¥ called fascicles allow them great arboreal mobility and most famous of all is their ability to ‚Äö√Ñ√∫change colour‚Äö√Ñ√π.
This delightful jug portrays a chameleon in just the right way. You have to look for a moment to discern him! Lovely colours and a whimsical shape, we know this piece will be a delight for generations to come.