- A chameleon’s eyeballs can rotate in almost any direction, but they don’t always move together. One eye can look up while the other looks down. One can stare straight ahead while the other glances backward. That makes it easy for chameleons to scan their surroundings for predators and prey.
- Tough, clear scales protect a snake’s eyes. When the snake molts, or sheds its skin, the eye scales pop off, too. Luckily, there are new ones waiting underneath.
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