Slow motion capture of chameleon’s deadly tongue

The chameleon’s tongue, which it uses as a deadly weapon to capture and reel in its prey, can accelerate at four times the rate of a jet fighter. BBC camera’s catch it in action in slow motion. The tongue is longer than its body length and has a bone at its base to provide stability.

Bill Condie

Bill Condie

Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.

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