What Are Axolotls and Why Am I Suddenly Obsessed?

This Mexican salamander didn't win our Ugly Pet Contest, but he won my heart.

Comments

1

Fun fact: also know as the Ajolote.

2

I've seen an axolotl brain and I am confident that Phil's not thinking about all that much.

3

Can you change the temperature or food or something accidentally and have them turn into salamanders if you're not paying attention?

4

In my experience, people who like axolotls are really, really good humans.

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I wandered lonely as a clod,
Just picking up old rags and bottles,
When onward on my way I plod,
I saw a host of axolotls;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
A sight to make a man’s blood freeze.

Some had handles, some were plain;
They came in blue, red pink, and green.
A few were orange in the main;
The damnedest sight I’ve ever seen.
The females gave a sprightly glance;
The male ones all wore knee-length pants.

Now oft, when on the couch I lie,
The doctor asks me what I see.
They flash upon my inward eye
And make me laugh in fiendish glee.
I find my solace then in bottles,
And I forget them axolotls.