A chameleon sits on top of a toadstool, experimenting with a ladybird and polka dots.

Have you ever spotted a spotted chameleon on top of a spotted toadstool? If so, have you spotted a spotted chameleon on top of a spotted toadstool taste-testing a ladybird?

I have to admit that I haven’t, though I imagine the colour scheme would be fairly psychedelic. The only things missing would be strobe lighting, a mirror ball and some trance music. A dream environment for a ladybird chameleon.

I very much doubt if a chameleon’s tongue could have an influence over its resultant skin colour, but if it could, I believe chameleons everywhere would be seriously playing with their food to produce some amazing colour effects.

When I was at primary school, there was a pine plantation on the school property that was abundant with the type of toadstool pictured here. Ladybirds also made occasional appearances, though not necessarily confined to the bounds of the pine plantation. Alas, chameleons were noticeably absent from the entire district (to my knowledge).Toadstool-mounted chameleons were even more absent.

I may have gone a little overboard with the polka dots in this cartoon, but can confirm I was not under the influence of any illicit substances during the making of this (nor prior, nor since).

Crouching Butterfly Hidden ChameleonMy previously drawn chameleon was camouflaged on deer antlers. Perhaps this is the same one, bored with the monochromatic blending and up for a challenge.