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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2 months ago

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

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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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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

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SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

Ah, solitude.

Junior Cucumber
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2 months ago

He must like social distancing...

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John Laurens/Gay Turtle
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2 months ago

This is me whenever I take a bath. Y'all just ever lay there and enjoy the silence for a few minutes?

R L
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2 months ago

Yes- it's blissful.

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Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

This gets the seal of approval.

Claudia
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2 months ago

The kids are at my mums.... finally some alone time

Teresa Wong
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2 months ago

I love my spa days

NanZ
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2 months ago

Now that is relaxed!

MERCI LANGSTON
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2 months ago

me everytime i get into the pool

Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

snort

Mia Cardenas
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2 months ago

A minute of peace

Amazon QT
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2 months ago

Finally a peaceful moment to myself!!

Krazy Kanuck
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2 months ago

How to contemplate life...

Ellen Daniels
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2 months ago

Meditation

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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2 months ago

same lmao

Paige Box
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2 months ago

0 fucks given

KIANA CAFFERY
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2 months ago

tummy rub plz

Stephanie Roberts
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2 months ago

Is it bad I feel the same

Pandola
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2 months ago

relax..........

Noddy
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2 months ago

My name is Anthony Gonsalves and i am all alone in this world

Sara Schreiber
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2 months ago

Immersion therapy

Oskar vanZandt
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2 months ago

Zen... seal style.

CORLEONE
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2 months ago

I can hold my breath for hours, look.

Ryan Michaud
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2 months ago

R.I.P rest in peace.

Darwinist
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2 months ago

Coffin dance

James Hardin
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1 month ago

wheres the rest of him

Among Us
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1 month ago

There's no need to be upset.

Leslie Parker
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1 month ago

May he float in peace

Fran Stateler
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2 months ago

At last...a quiet place to nap.

Diana Dodd
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2 months ago

Excuse Me ... I’m taking a hot bath!

Bethany Schaefer
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2 months ago

Aaah.......feeling so relaxed

Judy Bywaters
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2 months ago

Nothing like sun ☀️ on the belly

KIANA CAFFERY
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2 months ago

and thats how you do it

Brittania Kelli
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2 months ago

It's also my plan to sleep through the rest of 2020.

Nancy Moore
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2 months ago

just gotta keep the hose above water.........

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

So relaxing ♥️

June Galloway
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2 months ago

just chillin, OMG I love this picture!

Kikka io
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2 months ago

sensory suppression tank

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh - rest at last!

Naomi Cline
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2 months ago

calgon . . .

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

No one can see me hiding in the water!

Dan Halberstein
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2 months ago

Otter Ophelia

Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

if I lay her real still, my kids won't find me

Darth Vader
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2 months ago

I'm not dead you fools, I'm simply at peace

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

Just letting my cares float away. 👍

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

shhhhhh its sleepy time now

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

💜💜💜💜💜💜

Susan Wheeler
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2 months ago

Love this - we all crave some Me time

Alia Evashkevich
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2 months ago

This is a MOOD

ArhomR
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2 months ago

Bliss.

Judith Wilson
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2 months ago

just 5 more minutes ???

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

As I ponder weak and weary neath the spreading Chestnut tree.

Vicki Perizzolo
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2 months ago

love that - so get it

Sheryl Thompson
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2 months ago

Do not disturb , I'm meditating 🙂

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

peaceful with out the kids

James F. Wilson Jr.
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2 months ago

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THE SEALS HAD THEIR OWN PRIVATE SPA

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

Nothing like a quiet snooze!

陽子 内海
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2 months ago

既視感があると思ったらミレーの『オフィーリア』だった

Tabassum Rahman
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2 months ago

Hey Pal..Don"t you see I am relaxing

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

I'm giving this spa 5 stars in Yelp. So relaxed!!!

Ruth Dyke
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2 months ago

Stunning photo.

Alison Welles
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2 months ago

Sensory deprivation tank, worth the $200/hour

Monika Soffronow
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2 months ago

Zen and the art of drifting along

Rcath
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2 months ago

Calgon, take me away...

Carol Majorsky
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2 months ago

Maybe now they’ll leave me alone.

Angela Ismond
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2 months ago

Me in the bath tub

Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

We will miss him, but he looks so good.

Lisa Pownall
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2 months ago

Oops, someone caught me out bathing

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

No, bubble bath, but otherwise perfect! These spas have such good aroma therapy....mmmmm.

Joe Langone
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2 months ago

Now This is really LIVING

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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2 months ago

Modern art in repose.

JJM
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2 months ago

Just chillin'!

Jess Jordan
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2 months ago

Ah Zen time...

Mary Peace
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2 months ago

Disturb me if you dare!

Shopper East
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2 months ago

Water bed.

ptm45
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2 months ago

I can relate to the seal.

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

Go away

NWB
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2 months ago

joy!

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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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