No, that’s not some sort of inappropriate analogy (grow up, people). Apparently it is a popular activity here in Mexico City, as I observed when wandering around the Zocalo this past weekend to see the Dia de los Muertos displays.
The questions that immediately pop to mind when I see this are:
- What is the lizard chained to? This guy’s wallet? A bracelet? A nipple ring?
- How often do lizards have to wee?
- Was the lizard really interested in Dia de los Muertos, or is just zoned in on a fly?
- Is this guy actually just a very thoughtful lizard owner, or is he just pimping the lizard out to get people to pay him to take a photo w/the “Lizard on a Chain”?
I hadn’t given too much thought to that last one until I mentioned it to my boss. He informed me that there is apparently an old woman who regularly walk laps around the Zocalo area with a large duck under her arm that is as big as a medium-sized dog, just to get money from people who want a photo with the duck. Brilliant. My new mission is to a) find the Duck Woman & get a photo, and b) buy a ring-tailed lemur to help me make some extra cash on the side. Who doesn’t love a ring-tailed lemur?