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Dissociated vision
The chameleon stays motionless for hours enjoying the independent mobility of its eyes to explore its surroundings. Unlike lizards which run to catch their prey, the chameleon does not move ; it hunts from a hide. Its sophisticated eye system allows each eye, by independent movements, to cover a field of about 180° horizontally and 90° vertically. As soon as its right eye spots an insect, it turns its head towards its prey, on which it converges its two eyes.
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