National Geographic : 1916 Jul
LAKE PATZCUARO: MEXICO The people who live along the shores and on the islands of Lake Patzcuaro live much to themselves, mingling with the outer world only when absolutely necessary. They use primitive log dugouts and make their living by fishing arid hunting wild fowl. They are very fond of a species of salamander, the axolotl, commonly known to many as the water lizard. It has bushy externalgills, similar tothose which permanently characterize the mud puppy; its color is a mixed black and white. The flesh resembles that of the eel.