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Taking the lizard out for a walk

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. 

If you thought lizards are happy just to sit in aquariums all day, boy were you wrong.

If you thought lizards are happy just to sit in aquariums all day, boy were you wrong.

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?

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1 Comment on “Taking the lizard out for a walk”

  1. #1 Joy
    on Nov 4th, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    I, too, have an animal-on-a-shoulder photo from Mexico City.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jvictory/2098446677/in/set-72157603411106145/

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