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Agama, reptile that changes colour according to mood

In this period it has particularly bright shades

11-07-2020 di redazione

Mood in Kenya is indeed an essential component of life and not only for man, who often finds here the "peace of the senses" or the sense of his earthly path. Science now tells us that some animals can completely change their connotations depending on how they feel inside.
This is the case of the Agama, that particular and wonderful lizard that we are used to admire even on the Kenyan coast, especially when it starts to get very hot.
Its particularity is its colour. In fact, compared to an intense blue (or electric blue) skin from the tail to the front legs, it almost always has an orange head.
Until some time ago it was thought that it was the temperature that influenced its colour variations (from blue to turquoise, to cobalt blue) and the orange shade of the head. Instead, according to recent American studies, it seems that it is the mood that makes the Agama change its colors.
When she is happy and full, the blue is more intense, when she is in love the orange shines.
In this period, then, the agamas are in love and the blue and orange are "metallic". As a matter of fact, if the equatorial male is capable to produce spermatozoa all the year round, the females can lay eggs only between June and September, after the rains, when the food is abundant and nourishing.
We'll try to smile at her, from now on, trying to provoke some new sensations in her...who knows, maybe she'll give us a new green hope (hers, which we'll get out of the way as soon as possible) or a red shame ("what a figure, they found out I'm in love...").
The important thing is that the Agama continues undaunted to give us that all-African vision of a lizard that stops in front of us, turns its head towards us and starts doing push-ups. Other than sudden changes of mood: that, as happens with many "entities" in Kenya, does not give a damn about us!


 

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