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Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#6532
Fun:*** (2.77)
Difficulty:** (1.88)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:SkEwL_gUrl****

 

 

 



In forests I'm leafy
In deserts I'm like sand
You'll find it hard to see me
Even if I'm in your hand


Answer

A chameleon!
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Comments

Ember
Oct 25, 2002

it was pretty easy but it was fun
fishhookyAau*
Jan 10, 2008

Maybe the wind works as an answer. In forests, the wind blows around leaves and could be desribed, thus, as leafy, and the same would be true of deserts and sand. And, of cause, you can't really see it.

I reckon you would be able to see pretty easily a chameleon if it was in your hand.
Babe*
Jul 27, 2012

This is so wrong! It changes color. but is not leafy, nor is it sand. Of course you can easily see it in your hand as I have had one there many years ago when I was young and we wore them as you wear a broach nowdays on a teeny chain. Absolutely misleading teaser!
JQPublic**
Jul 27, 2012

I have no idea why I couldn't get it.
crazy10manAus*
Jul 27, 2012

This was clever. For some reason, I didn't take the clues literally. I tried to think of what can change its appearance that drastically. The first thing that came to mind was a chameleon.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Jul 27, 2012

I am also wondering why I didn't think the right way this morning! But I liked it!
eclectric*
Jul 27, 2012

I also thought the wind fits nicely with the clues, e.g. leaves and sand blowing but you can't see it.
GWeb64
Jul 27, 2012

"Leafy" means covered in leaves - or having many leaves, etc. - not the same color as leaves. The "like-sand" isn;t terrible , but... and chameleons are not difficult to see when in your easy to see when in hand.
Aminto*
Jul 27, 2012

I thought it was light!

Light would shine through the trees in a 'leafy' fashion, look like sand in a desert, but not be that distinguishable on your hand.
Rachel00*us*
Jul 27, 2012

good teaser.
for some reason i thought it was cells.....and yes i do no there r no cells in sand...unless the sand is made out of shells.
rach2catsAus*
Jul 28, 2012

I actually guessed it right this time!
raisin99*
Jul 27, 2015

not a fan
cutebugAus*
Jul 27, 2015

Although I knew what they thought was the answer, they are completely off base.
Zykezex*us*
Jul 27, 2015

ahh- got it!

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