A roll of toilet paper was nearly required, twice - once to wipe up this Chameleon which was almost squashed by our car tyre. Luckily the driver just spotted him crossing the road. The second time was when I turned the corner and stumbled upon these two five foot Blunt-nosed Vipers....
Further information gleaned from the web and courtesy Paul Hopwood:
Levantine Viper or Mountain Adder or Blunt-nosed Viper
Macrovipera lebetina, Macrovipera lebetina obtusa, Macrovipera lebetina turanica
Status: Rare and restricted
Warning: This snake is deadly poisonous. Risk to man high. A dangerous snake of major medical importance
Description and Biology:
This is a large snake, up to 1.6 meters long; females larger than males. Has no horn, no shields; fangs very large. Scale pattern consists of rosettes with light centers; intensity of margination may merge into wavy band, lateral spots more distinct than dorsal patterns. Coloration is gray, gray-brown or yellowish with gray underside in females. Tail pinkish brown, tapers abruptly.