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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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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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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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.

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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 💜

Alison Anderson
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2 months ago

Taller one is still too short to be a parent. Probably sibling bonding. (Same idea, though!)

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NanZ
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2 months ago

I didn't notice the tails because I was looking at their crossed legs.

Judith Wilson
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2 months ago

I think that's just a misrepresentation of the camera angle

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ChaiDai
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2 months ago

We're off to see the wizard...

Eulalie Grace
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2 months ago

Travlin' along, singin' our song - side by side 💕

Nancy Piltzecker
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2 months ago

we need a heart button

Jeff Paris
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2 months ago

"No, Junior. The other leg!"

Linda HS
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2 months ago

Like mother, like son

CORLEONE
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2 months ago

They are dancing. wow

Edie Hart
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2 months ago

Okay, kid, , if we're going to do this shuffle dance together, we both have to go left at the same time. Let's try again.

Amazon QT
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2 months ago

Cute.

JustCallMeKat
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2 months ago

aw that's so sweet

Mia Cardenas
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2 months ago

Love these beauties

Donna Leske
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2 months ago

"Walk this way..."

MERCI LANGSTON
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2 months ago

looks like siblings

Alina Dimitriu
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2 months ago (edited)

Heavyweight happy feet :)

Shelli Aderman
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2 months ago

It’s just a jump to the right...

ArhomR
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2 months ago

Pretzel tails.

Jacqui Dunn
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2 months ago

Yer puts yer right foot in, and yer right foot out......

Curry on...
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2 months ago

That was fun. Let's rest a bit and do it again.

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

And a one a and a two a, now kick.

Alison Welles
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2 months ago

Puttin' on the Ritz..

Bill Greagan
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2 months ago

Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Bruce Andersen
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2 months ago

I'm telling you kid , line dancing is in this year.

Sharon Vaughn
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2 months ago

Aw.

Peggy Wilson
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2 months ago

Mirror imaging practice for dance class!

Heather Dennis
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2 months ago

Shuffle, shuffle left.............

Joe Langone
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2 months ago

OK you go left I go right

Rikke Hackner
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2 months ago

so before we get to our aerobics class, this is how you do that step, that I can't remember the name to coz aerobics is so last decade

Sin Nee
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2 months ago

Swish cross Ma tail

G. A.
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2 months ago

the paso doble dance

Marilyn Slater
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2 months ago

Soft shoe shuffle!

Windkissed
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2 months ago

They’re doing the “Elephant Walk”!

La bellesouris
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2 months ago

Take your child to work day....

Jenny Sellmark
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2 months ago

Like Mother like daughter

Laila Hernandez
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2 months ago

lets hold tails baby, i need to teach you how 2 not die, k?

Suzanne Dunne
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2 months ago

Adorable

HazelandBrian Sutch
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4 weeks ago

You put the left leg in....Left, Left.

Mena Bailey
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1 month ago

Awww...

All Lives Matter
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1 month ago

This is adorable! <3

Geri Taran
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1 month ago

See, darling, I told you it'd be fun.

Dons Hainsworth
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1 month ago

Love it 🥰❤️

Cathy Walsh
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1 month ago

Butt city

Liz Sahlin
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2 months ago

Just hanging around

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Excellent shot !!!

Carole Hamilton
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2 months ago

next step left.....and kick

June Galloway
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2 months ago

resting or testing a new dance move

Bevie
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2 months ago

Wait for the beat!

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Mom and Baby taking a walk together.

Kathryn Tosney
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2 months ago

Fernleaf6505 4 days ago parent-child bonding

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

Takes two to tango!

Paula Bracken
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2 months ago

Fred & Ginger demonstrate the quickstep

Boopie Dew
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2 months ago

I said left leg, cross the left leg! We will never win the dance contest like this,oy!

scorpesh
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2 months ago

BIA (Back In Action) the exact vibe of a sequel poster ,CROSSED LEGS & TWINED TAILS ;D

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

They compliment each other. 👍

Lelly Taffyn
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2 months ago

oh mud bottoms <3

Andrew Gould
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2 months ago

The bowling stance

MPaula Whelan
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2 months ago

Better than pinkie swear.

FireStone Beware
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2 months ago

Momma!! Can we get ice cream??

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

Cookie
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2 months ago

Her mother's daughter.

Sue Clifford
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2 months ago

Elephants are great.

Phil McCarthy
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2 months ago

🎵🎵“Ain’t gonna bump no more with no big fat woman”🎶🎶

James F. Wilson Jr.
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2 months ago

"No,No, Junior,It's the left r leg cross in the Somba".

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

I said "You put your left-hind-foot in, you put your LEFT-HIND-FOOT out.."

Frogladysharon
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2 months ago

Real love here........

Jill Emburey
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2 months ago

Love the nonchalant crossed legs 🥰😄

Gillian Black
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2 months ago

I want to hold your tail I want to hold your tail

Cathy Proctor
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2 months ago

Is it nature or nurture?

Sandra Lipiec
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2 months ago

But Mom, I’m not going to get lost ..

Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

Like mother, like daughter

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

Boy, climate change has messed with the amount of water in that ole watering hole!

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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2 months ago

Now hold on tight and take your left foot. I said your LEFT foot!!! Sigh.... Your OTHER left foot!!! Jeezeus!!!

JJM
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2 months ago

Aww! Mother love.

Jane Campbell
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2 months ago

You put your right foot out, you put your left in, your put your right foot out and you turn it all about.

Donald Holder
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2 months ago

Oh wait, isn't it usually the trunks mom?

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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2 months ago

Like Mother, like daughter xxx

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

OK kid, bring the hind leg back and cross them the other way, then move forward and swing your trunk in unison

Barbara Kenny
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2 months ago

I like that, but I dont find it funny.

Matthew Daniel
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2 months ago

Morcombe and Wise of the elephant kingdom. Only understood by UK tv watchers.

Sue Melvin
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2 months ago

Dear, somebody forgot to wipe.

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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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