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This unusual little guy is considered an exotic pet. Take your guesses in comments, the answer is in extended. It's an axolotls.
     Posted By: patty - Fri Sep 18, 2015
     Category: Animals | Pets





Comments
It looks like a cute little Muppet.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/18/15 at 07:56 PM
Looks like an axolotl, but I'm reluctant to look closer, since according to John Hodgman, if you look at one too long, you will turn into one.

As I recall, in addition to being the real world animal that most looks like a Pokemon, they're also technically immortal: they never grow old and can't die of old age.
Posted by Ross on 09/18/15 at 08:52 PM
Just saw one of these on TV the other day so, yea, I knew but it was a fluke.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/18/15 at 11:50 PM
No, its not a fluke its a axolotl.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/19/15 at 01:18 AM
Isn't it past your bed time?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/19/15 at 01:55 AM
yep, axolotl... i mean, the name is just cool and the creature is weird enough that is it memorable... plus it's fun to think of shooting one with an atlatl
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 09/19/15 at 03:14 AM
The ones I've seen before were black, but you don't forget an axolotl once you've seen one. I wonder if this is a different kind or a different stage or something.
They eat them in Japan.

https://sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/axolotl.jpg?w=580&h=435
Posted by Miles on 09/19/15 at 04:08 AM
An albino mud puppy!
The kids in Tennessee, where I grew up, would catch the ordinary ones and keep them as pets.
This looks the same, but devoid of pigment, hence the "albino" part.
Posted by Cindy L on 09/19/15 at 09:45 AM
I went to bed after I left that comment sweetie.
Miles, they come.in all different colors check the link it's cool.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/19/15 at 09:52 AM
Common name is Mud Puppy! I had one!
Posted by Mae on 10/21/15 at 09:42 PM
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