Friday Haiku: And You Are…..?

Sometimes you find pix
You have no clue what it is
Like this little guy



  1. A. Nony Mouse says:

    He’s an axolotl.

  2. AlbertaGirl says:

    That’s an axolotl!

  3. axolotol/salamander/love the gills!

  4. G. Turner says:
  5. Thank You..

  6. They call it an oopa loopa in Japan :)

  7. Google the “axlotl song” on youtube, people. I play it for my college students all the time. It’s hilarious.

  8. I like the live version.

  9. Thanks for the earworm :)

  10. Emmberrann says:

    Axolotl what you can do for your country…..

  11. the axolotl is now possibly extinct in the wild.

    we need to take better care of our stuff, we hoomins. we’re not the last ones who need it.

  12. Hear! Hear!

  13. twocityshibas says:

    That is quite possibly the sweetest way to put it. Yes, yes we should. Thank you blair.

  14. Axolotl
    Not prone to asthma attacks
    Wears lungs inside out

  15. oh damn, out of practice. :P
    “The Axolotl:” …etc.

  16. (in the voice of “The Honey Badger” narrator ;) )

  17. Emmberrann says:

    Hi, Teho! You’ll just have to check in on a more regular basis. Oh, and you have been missed!

  18. Axolotl – a favorite meme in early Mad Magazines.

  19. Who ate my choccies?
    Axolotl ate them all.
    Smudged face is the proof!

  20. he’s used to people
    that axolotl questions
    about what he is

  21. :mrgreen:

  22. WOW!

  23. Stephanie Chapman says:

    Not only are they called Oopa Loopa in Japan, but you can also buy them in pet stores! I have seen some crazy pets for sale there. This was both extremely cute and tame.

  24. Today’s trivia:
    Axolotl is Nahuatl for
    A ‘water monster’.

    It’s pronounced ‘ah-zhol-otl’ in Nahuatl, which is the Aztec language; ‘a’ means water, and ‘xolotl’ is monster. The Nahuatl word for turkey is ‘huexolotl’ (‘hue’ pronouced ‘hway’), which means ‘big or impressive monster’, and became guajalote in Mexican Spanish. (‘Pavo’, which comes from Spanish Spanish and ultimately from the Latin for ‘peacock’ is also acceptable.)

    Nahuatl is still spoken in parts of Mexico. When I studied it, some of the texts we used were bilingual Nahuatl-Spanish books intended to help Nahuatl-speaking kids learn Spanish. The ‘tl’ sound doesn’t exist in either English or Spanish; it’s called a ‘lateralized t’, and is made by putting your tongue against the back of your upper teeth and letting the air out to the sides between your tongue and hard palate.

  25. rocky griffin says:

    It dose have a cute baby-like face!

  26. Another example of ” I don’t need to be fuzzy fuzzy to be cute cute!”

  27. He’s fantastic! I have a rescued pet axie of my own here in the US, named Nosferatu. Fun axie fact: They can heal and regenerate cut-off limbs almost indefinitely, and sometimes they even go overboard and pop an extra one out while they’re at it!

  28. I hope you show up soon
    ‘Cause my heart needs relatin’
    Not solitude


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