After a long wait and a fierce but friendly competition, the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced their finalists. And the photos are so good, they’re bound to make your day brighter.

One of the founders of the Awards, Tom Sullam, told Bored Panda that the competition exists to recognize great photography and pictures of wild animals that make us snort into our cups of tea. The competition also aims to raise awareness about conservation through a humorous, upbeat, and positive association with these animals.

Read on for our full interview with Tom about the competition’s 6th year, scroll down to check out the finalists, upvote your fave photos, and let us know in the comments which picture you’d pick as your winner. Speaking of those, keep an eye out for the winners on October 22! And have a peek at last year’s finalists here and winners here.

More info: ComedyWildlifePhoto.com | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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glowworm2
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Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

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Fernleaf6505
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photobomb level 999

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This is adorable! Like something out of a cartoon!

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“We strongly believe humor and positivity have a major role to play in building awareness, interest, and eventually action towards protecting the animals that live on this planet,” Tom said. “Over the years, the competition has focused more and more on the conservation, working with the Born Free Foundation and promoting conservation efforts around the world.”

He continued: “We, without being too preachy, want to get you all, and ourselves, to behave a tiny bit differently towards the world we live in. The smallest effort achieved towards conservation is better than the biggest effort never started!”

Tom was ecstatic about how well this year's competition was turning out. “We expected this year to be a little bit tricky as a result of COVID restrictions. But quite sensationally and against all better judgment, we received the highest number of entries ever, over 7,000—and the standard across the board has gone up incredibly,” Tom shared.

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Katy McMouse
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O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Thats adorable. Looks at that happy smile on the baby elephant's face!

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“It has been such a positive response and such an upbeat process to be part of when so many things in 2020 have been so miserable/depressing/disappointing!”

Tom said that the images coming in at such a high volume have kept his and his team’s spirits up and he hopes they’ll do the same for all of us.

“Choosing the finalists was basically an impossible task, our initial shortlist was over 400, which is three times more than it has ever been. If ever there was a year when many could have won this was it and we genuinely feel terribly sorry for those that we couldn't get into the final 44 (which should have been 40 but we just couldn't reject the other 4).”

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N G
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2 months ago

Well at least you can't see his nuts

Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

i see what you did there with the "nuts"

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Gerrit
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2 months ago

Wow! I've never seen a wild tree giving birth before.

Lynn Dougherty Quin
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2 months ago

A nd a breech birth at that!

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Sabrina Fisher
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2 months ago

"how to climb a tree" instructions unclear :D

postboredom
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2 months ago

A eureka moment for his legs

glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Help! The tree is eating me!"

Levi Baker
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2 months ago

Alice in Wonderland: The Raccoon Returns

Diane Patrick
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2 months ago

Poor thing. Hope he got out.

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

help! i'VE FALLEN AND i CAN'T GET UP!!!

Tiffany Marie
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2 months ago

Life goals! ☕

Donna Reynolds
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2 months ago

I meant to do that.

Brett
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2 months ago

If this comment gets 20 likes I’ll full send it and tell my crush I like her

Lynn Dougherty Quin
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2 months ago

Just tell her. Don't make it about whether a comment get a specific number of likes from random strangers.

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Amazon QT
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2 months ago

“Nothing to see here, just tryin’ to get some nuts!”

kaci
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2 months ago

mood

Teresa Wong
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2 months ago

I know that squirrel hid his nuts in here

J. Kasilo
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2 months ago

Lookup "raccoon" on Google!

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Drew Swirczek
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1 month ago

He got greedy and decided to steal from the squrial and he got stuck

KIANA CAFFERY
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2 months ago

how

MarkandVicki Aked
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2 months ago

My hubby kept sayin' my butt was gettin' so big I won't fit through the door, damn I hate it when I have to say he was right!!

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

Bottoms Up!

Tammy Wever
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2 months ago

How 2020 feels!

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

HHHHEELP! HELP> HHHHHHHEEEELLLLLLLPPPPPP!

Sheryl Thompson
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2 months ago

The morning after the night before 🍺😁🍺

James F. Wilson Jr.
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2 months ago

How ast was he going?

Sandra Lipiec
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2 months ago

I didn’t want to mess up my nails, so I came head first, now what

Sharon Vaughn
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2 months ago

Oops.

Laila Hernandez
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2 months ago

whew! good thing u cant c his banana

Soni.
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2 months ago

Cue music "Macaroni in a pot that's a WAP"

Annalea Gardner
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1 month ago

Is he dead?😂

Geri Taran
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1 month ago

I found it! I found it!

creative panda
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1 month ago

'Lil help here? Anyone?'

Sophie Whitbread
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1 month ago

“I’m kinda stuck, can someone help me outta here?”

Nick P
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1 month ago

Crash Landing...

Shemesh Ye
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1 month ago

"Holy cow, that weed is strrrrrrrong!!"

Shemesh Ye
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1 month ago

Holy crap... this weed was strrrrong!!

Dons Hainsworth
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1 month ago

Stuck?? Yep 😝🤣

TabledTurnsxddd
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1 month ago

one word: ooooooooof

Philly Bob Squires
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2 months ago

A little help here!!

Liz Sahlin
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2 months ago

Aaaaaaaahhh just a liiiiiitle bit further and I reach it....in juuuuuust a sec.....

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Oh my, simply priceless, I can't imagine, the timing of course !!!

Diana Dodd
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2 months ago

Hopefully someone helped him out of there!

Judy Bywaters
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2 months ago

Dang I should have kept to my diet.

Ellen Pignataro
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2 months ago

Don't Ask!

Margaret Schnoor
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2 months ago

His stiff legs make me wonder if he is dead!

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

Priceless 😂♥️♥️♥️😂

June Galloway
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2 months ago

hips, it always goes to the hips!

smol bean
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2 months ago

Um ex-sqeeze me hooman, little halp here?

Eagle Girl
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2 months ago

"Would you stop laughing, Martha & give me a hand!"

Sophie Babbitt
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2 months ago

Must. Be. Mature

Naomi Cline
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2 months ago

Is this photo inverted?

Markus Weiler
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2 months ago (edited)

"I have to admit, raccoons are just delicious," says the tree.

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

I hope the lil guy got out!

Lynn Dougherty Quin
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2 months ago

Hope someone helped if it was stuck.

Susan Miller
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2 months ago

Lordy, lordy!

Alison Welles
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2 months ago

Need to work on my dismount

Puck Ja
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2 months ago

"Told you to ease up on the gas before turn..."

Stacie Sterling
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2 months ago

Right. She's female... not known for having nuts of the underside kind. Gah !!!

Gillian Black
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2 months ago

oh crap now iv done it

Maple Chan
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2 months ago

Shouldn't have gone for thirds at the buffet.

Amanda Hunter
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2 months ago

Tickle the feets!

Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

Oooop's had one too many!

Marlene Ricker
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2 months ago

This is hilarious! Liiks like the poor darling fell into a hole in the tree! Probably just taking care of the young ones.

Joe Langone
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2 months ago

Of course not 'It's a female.

Rikke Hackner
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2 months ago

what a bummer

JJM
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2 months ago

Awwww! poor thing.

Mara Baxter
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2 months ago

"Where'd I leave the manual again?"

Tim Skeens
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2 months ago

Airing out

Perfumista Perfumista
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2 months ago

Please don't let there be someone with a camera, who will post this on the internet

Penny Summers
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2 months ago

Me!!

¯_(ツ)_/¯
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2 months ago

why he built like dat?? i need answers. NOW.

JustCallMeKat
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2 months ago

oh no!

Charlotte Anderson [STUDENT]
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2 months ago

Me trying to go through anything...

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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2 months ago

he really wedged himself/herself in there

Nancy West
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2 months ago

Not funny at all.

Ryan Peoples
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2 months ago

oof

Ellie
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2 months ago

Wait for him to get thin again...

Paizleypie
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2 months ago

Fata$$

Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago (edited)

How did it get upside down inside the hole? Can someone please explain.

AflyingSquirrel
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2 months ago

trying to get in and then *turning around, oof too overweight

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Lydia Forrest
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2 months ago

Hello? Is anyone there?..... Hello?!..... HELP!!!!!

Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

This tree almost fits... ahhhh

Gina Babe
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2 months ago

I would long the full story

Toni Ferchak
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2 months ago

Well I wasn't looking THAT hard .

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago (edited)

DAMN DIET DIDNT WORK

Manel Dias
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2 months ago

I hope that the little guy is not stuck there. Poor baby...

Janelle Anderson
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2 months ago

Is he/ she all right?

Vicki Perizzolo
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2 months ago

oops!

Val Izhakevich
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2 months ago

Skraaat, noooo!

Yolanda Mcnally
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2 months ago

That first morning stretch is the best !

Gary M. Climer
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2 months ago

Looks like Treebeard and company are making good on their alliance with the Squirrel's.

Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

Listen Marjorie, instead of going on about my diet a bit of a pull would help right now.

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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2 months ago

Ohhhh.... To be a carefree squirrel....

Ralph Spooner
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2 months ago

I shouldn't have eaten that last crayfish!!!!

Ben Grimn
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2 months ago

Boy! Last night was da bomb!

Jane Campbell
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2 months ago

OOOOPS

Laura Johnston
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2 months ago

Ahh, nuts!

Suzette Duby
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2 months ago

What no nuts?

Donald Holder
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2 months ago

Hunny, I swear this is the last time you are staying out till the crack of dawn!

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

What now Basil?

Anisa Kalloe
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2 months ago

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Angela Wakefield
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2 months ago

Great yoga tree pose!!!

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Esther Harrison
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2 months ago

"Help! I fell and I can't get up!"

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N G
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2 months ago

"Hello, my name's Dory. I'm a fish"

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

And he thought his keto diet was going so well...

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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2 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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SoozeeQ
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And then, Mr Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham stole our last coin out of the Poor Box!

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Antonia
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2 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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2 months ago

Now hold on......who did what???

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postboredom
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2 months ago

this old age *scratch* is getting to *scratch* me

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

No honey, You were supposed to jump on the count of three!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Azure Damselfly in the lesser practised game of 'Hide and See'.

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postboredom
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2 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

Then I told Keesha that Monica's boyfriend Brad's friend Joey said to Nicole...

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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2 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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2 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

"Man, I knew I shouldn't have mixed those Kellogg's' Frosted Flakes with the generic store brand ones!"

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Antonia
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2 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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2 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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2 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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2 months ago

quick, quick....take the cookies and move...!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Hot...hot...hot...hot...hot...hot!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

OMG! (Like how the bird says it in the Angry Birds movie).

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postboredom
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2 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

Kinda has the "World's most interesting primate" shtick going on.

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NanZ
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2 months ago

I wouldn't do that if I were you!!

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Don't look now, but HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!

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