quixotic axolotl

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I like my axolotl
I keep her in a bottle
And if I’m feeing cross or mad
Or down or hurt or bad
I pull the cork and let her out
With fiery roar and shout
She flashes sparks and bellows loud
And throws her weight about
And when the monster’s scared
my friends made them hide upstairs
I catch the raging, stamping beast…and put her right back there.
Axolotl in a bottle, I really like you such a lotl.

Source: Whitehouse, E & Pudney, W, A Volcano in my Tummy, The Peace Foundation, Auckland 2002

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She likes the heat...... :)

paintist says:

she looks blissfully happy in the bottom shot.....i can even detect a small smile :-) is she still eeeeeeevil?

3rd Oct 2006, 09:56

Alfie says:

Awesome macro on the second shot.

3rd Oct 2006, 09:56

Steve says:

She is quite cute and more entertaining than my flatmates Gecko

3rd Oct 2006, 10:04

mouseninja says:

yeah, Tokays will always be eeeeevil!
geckos in general have very smiley faces :D

and thanks Alfie... it took me ages to get a good focus on it!

3rd Oct 2006, 10:05

mouseninja says:

Steve: I'm sure your flatmate's gecko wouldn't try to rip your hand off as soon as you went near it!!

3rd Oct 2006, 10:07

Sprocket says:

I like the bottom of her feet – it's like she's wearing trainers with a really cool sole pattern

3rd Oct 2006, 10:10

Steve says:

They used to wander around over Ben and all was fine, then they escaped and were caught! now they are vicious

3rd Oct 2006, 10:24

what a pretty belly she has...

3rd Oct 2006, 11:18

JokerXL says:

"Some like it hot" (should be called Marylin)

3rd Oct 2006, 12:13

mouseninja says:

what type of geckos are they Steve?

and yeah... she does look like she's wearing trainers... i'd like some like that... so i could climb up glass... :)

3rd Oct 2006, 12:16

Sprocket says:

he he – then you could climb up skyscrapers

3rd Oct 2006, 12:25

mouseninja says:

i could... but i don't think i would..

i'm not too good with heights :(

3rd Oct 2006, 12:27

Dhamaka says:


3rd Oct 2006, 12:32

mouseninja says:

hehe... try saying that when you see how fast she moves, or how loud she barks at you...
or see her growl when you lift the bark...

3rd Oct 2006, 12:37

Sprocket says:

'barks" and "growls"?? that does sound dangerous

3rd Oct 2006, 12:38

i did not know that geckos barked.

everyday's a school day...

3rd Oct 2006, 12:43

mouseninja says:


yeah, check this out...

"Despite the fact that they follow human habitation, finding human dwellings to be great places to find prey, Tokays are the least lovable of the geckos. They are known for their nasty temperament, cheerfully biting the hand that feeds, cleans or otherwise comes into anything resembling close proximity to them. Their bites are powerful--one might say they are the pit bulls of the gecko world...they hang on and let go only when it suits them. Equipped as they are with numerous sharp teeth, the bites can bleed profusely and, even barring subsequent infection, are annoying for days. Note that while I am a strong believer that almost any animal can be habituated to human contact, such contact can be stressful for many species, and geckos as a whole are known for their marked preference to be left alone. "

4th Oct 2006, 08:06

paintist says:

So you bought this lovable creature because you liked her....spots?

4th Oct 2006, 09:07

mouseninja says:

lol yeah... they look amazing... and she's only half the size she is going to end up as...

it was someone i know who was desperate to get rid!

i take on reptiles and things that need new homes...
it's a project i'm setting up, so i'm now open for taking in most things (not just reptiles)

4th Oct 2006, 10:41

dirty socks?

4th Oct 2006, 10:51

mouseninja says:

where i'm sure your dirty socks might... most normal ppl's dirty socks don't count as alive, or animals in need of new homes.....


4th Oct 2006, 11:01

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