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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2 months ago

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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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

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N G
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"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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2 months ago (edited)

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

Sandra Terrier
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2 months ago

❤️

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Nadine Bamberger
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2 months ago

Stupid millenials, in my days we would have been delighted to pick the fleas off of an elders back *shakes stick*.

Noddy
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2 months ago (edited)

"I am getting too old for this shit now"

John van den Elzen
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2 months ago

Yoda I am

Named No Name
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2 months ago

Get off my lawn!!

Monica Sargent
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2 months ago

"My sciatica"!

Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

hakuna matata~

AzKhaleesi
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2 months ago

is he legit using a cane

Jennifer Hargett
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2 months ago

I thought that too! I need answers

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John van den Elzen
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2 months ago

Yoda

Feral Heart
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2 months ago

"It's been 84 years..."

Junior Cucumber
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2 months ago

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BusLady
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2 months ago

All I want for Christmas is a back scratcher.

Kip Vidrine
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2 months ago

isn't that what the cane could be used for????? lol

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Gerrit
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2 months ago

Yoda from another dimension.

Sarah 901
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2 months ago (edited)

What’s that monkey from lion king that hits ppl with his stick it’s this monkey this is him at 5

Marea Lewis
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2 months ago

Rafiki. Rafiki is the monkey/baboon that you’re thinking about!

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Zero Fox Given
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2 months ago

It's wee walking stick though 🥺🥺

Jeff Paris
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2 months ago

"Put on your monkey suit, she says . . . I'll meet you in the park, she says . . . ."

Krazy Kanuck
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2 months ago

If YODA were a monkey...

Carol Tocci
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2 months ago

Just let me think on it a minute, sonny.

Anne Broadhurst
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2 months ago

It's just....there!

Svetla Stoyanova
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2 months ago

O, poor thing...

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

hmm wonders what tomorrow will bring

Frogladysharon
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2 months ago

Too sweet

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

Looks like he's about to tell a story of his younger days.

Jill Emburey
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2 months ago

I know how he feels 😫🥴

Owen Purdy
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2 months ago

Wait... I thought for a second that it was a baseball player

Sharon Gannon
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2 months ago

This is like something from a Disney movie.

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

I think I've used all my tomorrows.

James F. Wilson Jr.
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2 months ago

oLD aGE,yEA,iT'S THE PLIGHT OF ALL THE TWO LEGGED CREATURES.

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

it is hard getting old!

Sara MacFarland
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2 months ago

If it itches...scratch it

Janice H
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2 months ago

I'd really like to know more about this, like, where did he get the cane? It's a really nice cane...

Sheri O'Sullivan
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2 months ago

Yoda's cousin.

Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

Back itches it does

Robyn Wilson
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2 months ago

Rafiki...is that you....

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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2 months ago

This makes me curious if by chance elderly apes utilize walking aids...

John Mackie
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2 months ago

In Yoda voice - Hmmm itchy arse is.

Karen Chaddock
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2 months ago

How much further until I'm at Yoda's place?

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

I meant to scratch my head, but this works too! Old age aerobic exercise.

Joe Langone
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2 months ago

Boy Getting Old is a Bitch

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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2 months ago

Gawd!!! Those chiropractors and acupuncture sessions aren't working. I can't take it anymore.

JJM
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2 months ago

My back is killing me Doc, right there!

James Hardin
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1 month ago

awkward...

Jasmine J
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1 month ago

"You must excuse me, I've grown quite weary"

Junior Cucumber
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2 months ago

monkey Yoda!

Liz Sahlin
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2 months ago

Ah! My grandpa!

Diana Dodd
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2 months ago

This is great photography. Would love to know what was actually happening!

Judy Bywaters
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2 months ago

I need the injection about here

Monday Fuss
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2 months ago

Lol!!! How to people get these pics???

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

Oh my achy back👍

Kikka io
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2 months ago

to scratch or not to scratch, there is no trying

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

When it itches; you gotta scratch!

Anna Salerno
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2 months ago

Lol

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

Where's the Charmin?

Gordon Glenn
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2 months ago

Yoda, at nude beach.

whitney sweat
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2 months ago

Edna, where are my pills?

Tom Hardeveld
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2 months ago

get off my lawn!

Patricia Bennett
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2 months ago

The birdies are nipping me again.....enough is enough already oy

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

Ohhhhhh my lumbago.....

Darth Vader
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2 months ago

I am old now Frodo, I can only scratch my back

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

oh no - I must now hobble on home!

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

Where did I leave those dang teeth?

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

Adorable awesome picture!

T.Milly
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2 months ago

Sometimes when I scratch my ass....

nonner33
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2 months ago

Oh God, my back.

Glenn Komus
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2 months ago

judge me by my size do you?

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

Dang that flea

David Ball
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2 months ago

Ah my back!

Brenda Couvee
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2 months ago

Are we just ignoring the fact that this monkey is using a walking stick? Very impressive

Eulalie Grace
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2 months ago

Yoda without his robes

Summer Victoria Guilmette
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2 months ago

This animal is scratching his butt

Teresa Wong
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2 months ago

Oh my sciatica is bad today

Ellen Daniels
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2 months ago

It's the rheumatiz.

Laila Hernandez
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2 months ago

dont look, my butt is itchy, k? says old rude grandpa

Deson
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2 months ago

I can relate at times.

Makayla Rhodes
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2 months ago

It’s rafiki!

Cindy Benavides Badilla
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2 months ago

is that you Rafiki?

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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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