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Is that an axolotl in your pocket, or are you glad to see me?

29 August 2018

It must be non-mammalian vertebrate day here at Mex Files. In addition to the news on the rescue of various reptiles and fish, wishes for the speedy recovery of a caracara, comes the first glimpse of the new 50 peso bill… honoring Xochimilco and everyone’s favorite evolutionary link, Ambystoma mexicanum, the real life “Far Side” cartoon animal.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. 6 September 2018 5:27 pm

    Oh my God! I’m going to have to stop making my favorite joke about the current 50 peso note. “How can you not love a country that issues pink currency printed with butterflies?”

    Somehow that swamp creature just isn’t as much fun as the Monarchs of Michoacán. And I suspect some Mexicans may well agree.


    Kim G
    Redding, CA
    Where dull green currency is getting a bit tired.

  2. 16 February 2019 11:19 pm

    My daughter has a pair of these axolotls.
    Perfect pets–they do nothing except eat and float quietly.
    Can’t argue with that!

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