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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1 year ago

Is that sea turtle flippering us off?

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Fernleaf6505
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photobomb level 999

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glowworm2
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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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1 year ago

O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Well at least you can't see his nuts

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N G
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1 year ago

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

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Katy McMouse
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1 year ago

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

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

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William Teach
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1 year ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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SoozeeQ
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1 year ago (edited)

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

Gerrit
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1 year ago

Brilliant!

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

Please dont eat me... I saved a lion... and you're only a fox...

Fernleaf6505
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1 year ago

to eat or not to eat? that is the question

Jeff Paris
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1 year ago

"So this rabbi goes into a bar . . ."

Cecile Desjardins
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1 year ago

Sheherazade mouse

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Susanne Williams
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1 year ago

Live re-make of The Gruffalo

Mark Cleary
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2 months ago

It's terribly kind of you Fox, but no. I'm going to have lunch with a Gruffalo... 😊

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Mia Cardenas
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1 year ago

Seems like a very deep conversation going on here

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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1 year ago

hewo good sir can you tell me we- AHHHHH

Fiona Corby
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1 year ago

This one isn’t funny. The mouse is about to become fox dinner.....

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

It's a shrew and they do this to attempt to put off their attacker. Seen them do it with cats. Vicious little so and sos.

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BusLady
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1 year ago

10 seconds before one of them became food.

¯_(ツ)_/¯
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1 year ago

Mouse: so uh whats up? Fox: oh muffin much-actually a muffin would sound good. Mouse: ooh what type of muffin? Fox: hmmm maybe a.....MOUSE MUFFIN *chomps*

Mingi Football
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1 year ago

My brother is much bigger!

Finch
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1 year ago

Yes, your snoring keeps me and the misses awake at night....mind turning on your side at night?

Ellen Daniels
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1 year ago

Shaharazade.

Richard Pickman
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1 year ago

Vuk!

CORLEONE
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1 year ago

You are just the appetizer to me my friend. yummy 😋

Sue Melvin
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1 year ago

I'll name you CNN, so we can keep things "fair and balanced."

Amy Fisher
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1 year ago

Promo for the new Disney short "The Fox and the Mouse". It's a VERY short short.

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

its a shrew

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Amazon QT
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1 year ago

“You gotta here this dude...”

Mya Lugar
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1 year ago

And ..you're the Great Protector, you see, and you guard all us mice from any harm!

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

It's a shrew

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Ken Schubert
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1 year ago

Hands up, don't bite!

Marea Lewis
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1 year ago

Ditto to all of y’all’s comments!

Judith Wilson
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1 year ago

and then she said what???

Laura Schaffer
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1 year ago

Like I was saying, the guy just a few yards away is MUCH bigger than me and would be a much better snack for you my friend.

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

It's a shrew. They do that when my cats catch them. Suddenly turn round and face up to their attacker. Goodness knows why, it never works, but it does give the predator a bit of a start....shrews are notoriously vicious and bad tempered....if a shrew were the size of an alsation it would eat the fox

sharron lynn parsons
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3 months ago

A perfect shot !!!

Leslie Ayers
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3 months ago

And then the Pied Pipper started playing some of our favorite Beatle songs, and me and my friends just started following behind him and....

Abby Parker
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4 months ago

“Life’s not fair is it? You see I, well I shall never be king. And you, shall never see the light of another day.”

Polly Culberson
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4 months ago

Critters that are curious about other critters. So sweet!

Ella Jayde McLevie
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1 year ago

a teacher asking me a question when i wasn't even listening

Alinutza Sadika
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1 year ago

Adorable!

Geri Taran
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1 year ago

If I tell you, will you let me go?

Stormy Ashes
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1 year ago

Over there!

KCN
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1 year ago

"Hello. Is your name Dinner?"

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

You are too small to eat !!!

Judy Bywaters
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1 year ago

Thanks for sharing little one

Cheryl Zastrow
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1 year ago

can you give me directions to the mouse house?

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

It's a shrew

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Debb Domenici
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1 year ago

Tell me again, why should I not eat you?!?!?

Carmen Anderson
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1 year ago

I'm telling you I can't fill your tummy. ♥️♥️♥️

Eagle Girl
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1 year ago

Oh, I hope this one won!

Mildred Thompson
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1 year ago

Ah - that's too bad; I hope things get better for you.

Dorothy Schmidt
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1 year ago

Don't you know that size doesn't matter!

Ace Cole
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1 year ago

AWWW!!!!!

Judy Bywaters
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1 year ago

Love nature

Bernardita Valdés
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1 year ago

Is it holdind his little tail on his hands???

Boopie Dew
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1 year ago

I'm telling you it was THIS big!!

Gina Babe
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1 year ago

"so, then, there was this huge elephant that walked by, and it was scared of ME! You wouldn't believe it Hank, an elephant! "

jules radford
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1 year ago

A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good... (The Gruffalo)

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

It's a shrew

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Patricia Bennett
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1 year ago

Would ya listen!

Jane Doe
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1 year ago

Look I’m telling you, guys just can’t say titmouse ...

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

It's a shrew

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Cj Howard
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1 year ago

Let's talk about this

Elyce M. Benham
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1 year ago

Animals share their stories. 😎👍👏❤️

FireStone Beware
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1 year ago

Watcha lookin at?

Amy Pontious
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1 year ago

This is soooo adorable!

Elaine Mattingly
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1 year ago

Can I get a AMEN to that?!

Amanda Ashton
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1 year ago

we meet again little dude

James F. Wilson Jr.
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1 year ago

Look Timmy,Please don't tell the other mice that I'm a vegan .

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

It's a shrew

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Elizabeth Gardner
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1 year ago

Well hello there! are you visiting??

Valerie Anne
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1 year ago

Excuse me, is this the way to the theater?

Arenite
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1 year ago

Help! I’m a fox too, but the Evil Witch of the Wood turned me into ...this!

Frogladysharon
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1 year ago

Way too cute!!

Lynn Dougherty Quin
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1 year ago

But the mouse is about to gey eaten!

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Susan Miller
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1 year ago

"If you spare my life I will give you 3 wishes!"

Bruh.
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1 year ago

Before you eat me plz know that I am dangerous and I am not afraid to rip your insides out with my bare paws >:3

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

Absolutely. A shrew is a vicious little creature.

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Tina Mercado
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1 year ago

Where did you say your "granma" lives little gray ...?

Deann Boudreau
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1 year ago

Lunch

Penny Dove
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1 year ago

Isn't there a fable that covers this.

Alison Welles
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1 year ago

Meat is actually very unhealthy

Mare Freed
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1 year ago

Greetings, fellow mouse. I am also a mouse....

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

It's a shrew

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Gillian Black
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1 year ago

really what, when

Maple Chan
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1 year ago

'Then you take a left at the oak tree; you will find what you are looking for.'

Laura Perkinson
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1 year ago

Oh oh

Caroline Overill
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1 year ago

So I said to Larry he's not a gruffalo he's a fox..could you come and have a word with the guy?

Cynthia Marrs
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1 year ago

I'm just a tiny mouthful, said the little shrew.

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

Hurrah. You are the first person who noticed that it's a shrew!!!

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Karen Smith
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1 year ago (edited)

“MOLE LIVES MATTER!” 🐭

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

No one said they didn't. But this guy is a shrew....

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Karen Smith
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1 year ago

In a high pitched, squeaky voice, Karen said: ...”and then she took off her mask in a public place! I went postal on her ass! How dare you spread that nasty COVID-19 cooties on us! Grrrrrrr!”

Carolyn Legg
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1 year ago

Well, ah, you see........................

Mildred Thompson
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1 year ago

Would love to hear this conversation.

Joe Langone
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1 year ago

"Give me a Break! I won't even be a good mouth full"

Trudy Brodsky
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1 year ago

They say that you can learn from everyone!

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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1 year ago

Like I told my friend Elle..... There's really no need to be afraid of me.

JJM
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1 year ago

So, it's like this, see - I was burying some dirt and all of a sudden............................................

Cecile Desjardins
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1 year ago

Sheherazade mouse

Sharon Fountain
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2 months ago

It's a shrew

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Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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1 year ago

Pardon ? What dis you say ?

Francie Traschen
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1 year ago

RUN!

ptm45
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1 year ago

Fox: i told you my mom isn't here. Come back next day!

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 year ago

The ultimate story teller

OTTER
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1 year ago

I told you... I can’t see you anymore. My family said you’re trouble.

Pepper Pots
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1 year ago

Are they having a conversation?? It sure looks like it

Toea Muresan Iulia
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1 year ago

and tell monsieur La Fontaine that...

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Antonia
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1 year ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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1 year ago

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

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postboredom
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1 year ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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1 year ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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1 year ago

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

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postboredom
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1 year ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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1 year ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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1 year 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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1 year ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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1 year ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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1 year ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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1 year ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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1 year ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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1 year 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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1 year ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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1 year ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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1 year ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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1 year ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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1 year ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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1 year ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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1 year ago

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

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postboredom
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1 year ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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1 year ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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1 year ago

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

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postboredom
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1 year ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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1 year ago

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

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NanZ
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1 year ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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1 year ago

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