These chameleons have been released into the wild by former owners, and there’s a breeding colony in Lee County. The Florida wildlife people do not like it when non-native species become resident. They’ve requested that people kill the green iguanas that are proliferating in south Florida, and one of these days, they may make the same request about the chameleons. No one I know plans to kill any of these innocent creatures. As climate change drives other creatures north, Florida will have to deal with them, too. Live and let live, damn it.
R released the chameleon two days later. He wasn’t set up to take care of it properly, and his dogs wouldn’t stay away from it.
See you next time.