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Baby Chameleon Doesn't Know That He's Already Hatched from His Egg

(Photo: Canvas Chameleons/Nick Henn)

Nick Henn is the owner of Canvas Chameleons, a chameleon supply company in Reading, Pennsylvania. He recently had a baby panther chameleon hatch out of its egg. The baby was struggling, so Henn cut at its eggshell with little scissors. He found inside the shell this adorable dime-sized ball of chameleon. National Geographic describes the process:

Under Henn's close watch, the panther chameleon eggs grow in their leathery shells for seven to eight months. When the big day arrives, the chameleon uses a special "egg tooth" on its upper jaw to slit the egg's inner membrane, which then contracts. 

It's "like a swimmer peeling off a wet bathing suit," says Robin Andrews, a biologist at Virginia Tech.

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