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Animal Highlights of México, Part 1

The plethora of unique animals here never fails to entertain me, so thought I’d share a few photo highlights of critters (or representations thereof) we’ve encountered over the last 7 months here in Mexico City and beyond!!

This dog in Condesa seems to be saying both "I just want a glimpse of the action" and "I know, seriously, I can't believe I'm wearing a man's polo shirt either."

This dog in Condesa seems to be saying both "I just want a glimpse of the action" and "I know, seriously, I can't believe I'm wearing a man's polo shirt either."

What's not fun about a bear pretending to attack your children?

What's not fun about a bear pretending to attack your children?

Whenever I walk through the parks here, I find it hilarious how much people seem to love squirrels. At least 60% of the time when I see a squirrel, there is someone taking a photo of it. Why are they so novel???

Whenever I walk through the parks here, I find it hilarious how much people seem to love squirrels. At least 60% of the time when I see a squirrel, there is someone taking a photo of it. Why are they so novel???

I wouldn't call these Telcel moose mascots the brightest bulbs in the pack... Luckily I am old enough to know better, but for most children, seeing a photo of themselves next to a moose who is sticking its hoof into its neck & having 2 beady eyes staring back could cause some serious trauma...

I wouldn't call these Telcel moose mascots the brightest bulbs in the pack... Luckily I am old enough to know better, but for most children, seeing a photo of themselves next to a moose who is sticking its hoof into its neck & having 2 beady eyes staring back could cause some serious trauma...

John & co went on a horse-riding trek in La Marquesa, just a bit west of Mexico City. My favorite photo was the one of this wee, little horse looking optimistically towards Emily while John got a bit too close for comfort.

John & co went on a horse-riding trek in La Marquesa, just a bit west of Mexico City. My favorite photo was the one of this wee, little horse looking optimistically towards Emily while John got a bit too close for comfort.

I enjoyed this majestic-looking rooster and his colorful backdrop... If only it weren't for that pesky house-arrest bracelet.

I enjoyed this majestic-looking rooster and his colorful backdrop... If only it weren't for that pesky house-arrest bracelet.

I decided being a fat bee was not worth $180 last Halloween.

I decided being a fat bee was not worth $180 last Halloween.

Obviously, if a pig is on display for Día de los Muertos, it just makes sense that the pig's bones would be pink.

Obviously, if a pig is on display for Día de los Muertos, it just makes sense that the pig's bones would be pink.

Mexico seems to enjoy making their dogs appear as tough as possible, even when it is a lost cause. The other fan-favorite I see at mercados is an "FBI" doggie sweater, which I think may actually have the reverse effect of putting your dog in danger... Though to be fair, I have yet to see a "DEA" doggie outfit...

Mexico seems to enjoy making their dogs appear as tough as possible, even when it is a lost cause. The other fan-favorite I see at mercados is an "FBI" doggie sweater, which I think may actually have the reverse effect of putting your dog in danger... Though to be fair, I have yet to see a "DEA" doggie outfit...

This Christmas pig seemed so.... lifelike...?

This Christmas pig seemed so.... lifelike...?

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2 Comments on “Animal Highlights of México, Part 1”

  1. #1 Rachel
    on Aug 9th, 2009 at 2:50 am

    Good lord, this is hilarious. I worked in pueblitos outside of Puebla and the stray dogs were always a good story, if not a disgusting or scary one to tell. Finally, I chanced upon my emotional revenge when this municipal truck drove by: From Mexico photo essay

  2. #2 Rachel
    on Aug 9th, 2009 at 2:54 am

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