Out on a Limb (451 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)

Out on a Limb (451 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)

$124.95
This lovely lizard is perched on a branch with a fantastical paisley background around him.With colors and patterns reminiscent of...
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This lovely lizard is perched on a branch with a fantastical paisley background around him.

With colors and patterns reminiscent of William Morris tapestries, he sits there unblinking, surveying all the insects and flowers.

He looks like he might be in the process of changing his shimmering, colorful coat, as you can just see his belly turning to a pale sky blue. 

Chameleons change color in a fascinating and complicated process. They don't really change to match their surroundings. Each chameleon has a group of colors and patterns available to display. They don't look at what they are sitting on and deliberately try to match it. Just as well for this fine fellow, as he would have difficulty conforming to the colorful background behind him!

The artist has painted our friendly little guy with a fascinating, flower-like eye, but in reality, each eye has a scaly lid shaped like a cone, with only a small, round opening in the middle for the pupil. They can rotate and focus their eyes separately to look at two different objects simultaneously. This gives them a full 360-degree view of their body. When the chameleon sees prey, both eyes can focus in the same direction to get a clearer picture.

They don't move around very fast, so they use their long sticky tongue to catch the insects they eat. It darts out of their mouth very quickly with a sticky tip on the end, forming a suction cup to snag prey items they would otherwise never be able to catch. Once the prey sticks to the tongue, the chameleon draws it back into the mouth, where its strong jaws crush it for swallowing. Even tiny chameleons can eat giant insects. 

This guy doesn't seem interested in all those pretty butterflies flying around him, so maybe he just had lunch. Or he's just not interested. Chameleons generally eat locusts, mantids, grasshoppers, stick insects, and crickets, but most don't see butterflies as prey. Perhaps they are just too fast. Or maybe he knows they are just there to create a more exciting puzzle!

The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers and desert and lizard fans, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done time and again. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many flower and butterfly shaped whimsy pieces that match the theme of the image, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
 
  • Irregular edge and shaped corner pieces for a little extra challenge
  • Includes a bonus poster to guide assembly
  • Number of Puzzle Pieces: 451
  • Completed Puzzle Size: 15” X 11”
  • Artist: © Nancy Moore
  • Serial #: NP22-451-468
  • Wood Thickness: 4mm
  • Cut Style: Modern
  • Difficulty: Level 3
  • Made in the USA