A chameleon has an animal body. It has no hands. It is a carnivore.
Name of a family (Chameleonidae) and race (Chameleo) of scaly lizards, especially the Chameleo vulgaris species, with a short neck, claws, a grasping tail, a long, extendible tongue and mutually independent moving eyes. When it is scared or angry, it inflates itself and its transparent skin shows its blood: the skin first appears greenish, then gradually changes color until it is a spotted red. The final color depends on the background color as well, hence the (figurative) implication of unreliability. Capitalized: a constellation of the southern hemisphere (Chameleo). Van Dale's Groot Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal