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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4 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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4 months ago

O sooolo mio.

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

What a rebel!

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Eva the Egg
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4 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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4 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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4 months ago

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

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

"Hey, Phil? Are you gonna share?"

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

Wait guys... I think im gonna hurl!

Eagle Girl
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4 months ago

That one went down the wrong pipe

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

always that one friend

RaroaRaroa
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4 months ago

It looks like the sun's barely setting and he's had it all ready.

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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4 months ago

It was at that very moment that Ice Cube the penguin realised he should have said "no" to that sea kelp cocktail last night.

Philip Malchek
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4 months ago

Puke and rally boys...puke and rally.

Elsker
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4 months ago

so that's what pengiun hangover looks like... poor fella

Francis
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4 months ago

one always drinks one too much...

Donna Reynolds
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4 months ago

I hate sushi.

ML
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4 months ago

Navy penguins at training

Tiffany Marie
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4 months ago

I'm 18 months sober. .. I don't miss those days 😵

Go Hawks
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4 months ago

Congratulations, and blessings to your future✌😊

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Mark Serbian
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4 months ago

There's always that one guy...

HempFairy
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4 months ago

They just left from the pub. We all have THAT friend.

Laila Hernandez
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4 months ago

penguins in a crowd waddling. starts hurling. EVERY1 RUNS AWAYYY

BusLady
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4 months ago

I TOLD you not to have that last beer.

Ken Schubert
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4 months ago

Five minutes after the bar closed.

Darwinist
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4 months ago

Poor guy he's seasick from alll the swimming

Chelle R.
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4 months ago

@Darwinist Oh gosh that would really s*ck a penguin who is constantly sea sick

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¯_(ツ)_/¯
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4 months ago

*barfs* RUNNNNNNNN HE HAS COVIDDD

Claudia
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4 months ago

Stagnight

Levity Camilleri
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4 months ago

Me on a walk vs my friends on a walk.

Amazon QT
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4 months ago

“Bob you can’t hold your fish!!”

Krazy Kanuck
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4 months ago

Andy was out drinking last night....

Opal4eva
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4 months ago

“Um I will catch up later I guess cuz imma Bleh”

Dianne Judd
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4 months ago

Ohhh, I knew there was something wrong with that last prawn!

Hester De Waard-Weijers
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4 months ago

Boys night out..... 🤮

Kelly Kelli
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4 months ago

Wayyy to many fish shots at the last bar guys!!!

Gustave Segschneider
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4 months ago

C'mon Frank, We got 3 more sushi bars ta hit!

Najeh Omri
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4 months ago

Hey people waaaaaaaait ,think im gonna b.......................

Ilídio Pinto
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4 months ago

Boat trips never more!!!

Marky Mark
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4 months ago

Queue the 'Chariots of Fire' music

Harvey May
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1 month ago

drank all sea water ! I don't fill so good

Journey Alvarado
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2 months ago

um i think i got covid 19

Todd Hunter
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2 months ago

The party is over.......time for the afterparty!

Geri Taran
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3 months ago

I never should have eaten that last bit.

MantisKeeper
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3 months ago

*notices orca in background* (0-0)

Katherine Heasley
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3 months ago

We all have that one friend who doesn't know their limits.

Liz Sahlin
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4 months ago

Typical stag party 4 in the morning.

KCN
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4 months ago

Looks like the smoke from the west coast of the US has legit shown up everywhere. Sigh.

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

Oh no, that last fish, was too big !!!

Judy Bywaters
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4 months ago

One drink 🍷 to many

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

♥️👍😂 this fresh air makes me sick.

Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
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4 months ago

That was so unexpected.................lol

Sophie Babbitt
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4 months ago

Me when my friends make me run with them

Bevie
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4 months ago

Obviously to much partying!

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Uh Oh - one too many!

MarkandVicki Aked
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4 months ago

I don't feel so good I just spotted a big blacktip and you guys won't either if you look over to your right and see that HUGE fin which as you should know is just the tip of a " killer whale" iceberg!!

Kip Vidrine
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4 months ago

{Maybe if Orca see's me sick, he'll leave me alone}

David Groshong
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4 months ago

I told you not to drink that MD 20/20

Sandra Kennedy-Heausler
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4 months ago

Sun rises on the Party animals.

Dorothy Schmidt
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4 months ago

And the saints go marching in....well most of them!

Paulina
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4 months ago

Looks like a stag party!

Kim Hughes Metts
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4 months ago

I knew I shouldn't have drunk that last shot...

Ann Marlowe
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4 months ago

No more Sushi for me !!!!!

Patricia Bennett
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4 months ago

The morning after....too much penguin 🐧 partying....

Jane Doe
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4 months ago

After seeing the fin, Paul the Penguin’s, fight, flight, or Bleh kicked in ..

Jane Doe
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4 months ago

After seeing the fin, Paul the Penguin’s, fight, flight, or Bleh kicked in ...

Michael Kurtz
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4 months ago

Penguin "Biggest Looser" run.

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

I think i had a bad fish last night you guys

Barbara Stryker
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4 months ago

Makes me think of Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, Perfect........and Tacky the Penguin!

Amy Pontious
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4 months ago

Aww poor guy!

Rachel Arteiro
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4 months ago

That is way you don't go jogging in the morning after partying all night long.

Elaine Mattingly
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4 months ago

RUN! GERMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bern Webb
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4 months ago

"jeez sorry guys, I just look at a wave and I'm seasick"

Val Izhakevich
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4 months ago

Sand bar crawling gone bad for some

Amanda Ashton
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4 months ago

Oh man knew I should not have had that last fish last night

James F. Wilson Jr.
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4 months ago

We told you last night Earl,"Don't drink that green beer".

Elizabeth Gardner
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4 months ago

Urk that last fish tasted terrible.

Valerie Anne
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4 months ago

Every single time we go out, Harry can't handle his liquor. Every single time!

Janine B.
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4 months ago

2020

Candace Robitaille
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4 months ago

OMG. what was that smell....barf

Hanne DeBann
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4 months ago

Wait, he's actually puking?

Kelly Denesha
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4 months ago

That one that can’t hang.

Hayley Nicholas
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4 months ago

That One friend at the end of a good night Out

Diane Dix
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4 months ago

Poor penguin! (Why does this make me laugh?) It really isn't funny. I can't stop laughing.

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

One too many squid tentacles, I guess.

Gillian Black
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4 months ago

yep there is always one

Cindy Fitzpatrick
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4 months ago

And, I big shark fin in the background!

Erica Kendrick
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4 months ago

He just watched Markiplier playing The Littlest Penguin

Cathy Proctor
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4 months ago

I hate morning after

Laura Perkinson
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4 months ago

I think cause it saw the fin out in the water just waiting!

Shelly Welton
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4 months ago

love it

Caroline Overill
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4 months ago

I see George stayed out late again last night.

Jeff Woodgate
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4 months ago

That fish we had last night must have been off!

Carol Majorsky
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4 months ago

That must have been some bad fish!

Barbara Kaplan
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4 months ago

Hang on guys, I don’t feel so good.

Lu Murray
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4 months ago

he wasn't made for exercising

Bobbie Burgund
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4 months ago

THERE IS ALWAYS THAT "ONE"

Ralph Spooner
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4 months ago

I'm gettin' sea sick, hold up a sec guys!!!

Karen Smith
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4 months ago

Party til ya puke 🤮!

Pippa Runs
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4 months ago

Ultra running haha

Angela Coker
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4 months ago

I recognize the humor in this picture out of context but I bet that orca in the background plays a huge part in this penguin's distress and its stress level.

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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4 months ago

Try to keep up Hank! We're not done with our bar crawl.

Rikke Hackner
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4 months ago

He's about to throw up, RUN!

JJM
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4 months ago

Great party, eh guys?

Deanna Guidry
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4 months ago

Dang... is that an Orca fin waiting for breakfast? What pressure!

Vince Fountain
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4 months ago

When all your athletic friends talk you into going for a run.

Sharon Kittrell
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4 months ago

Does nobody see that fin?

Jer Me
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4 months ago

1 in 9 chance of guessing which penguin ate kale.

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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4 months ago

Wait for me ?

Heather Hayllar
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4 months ago

Poor baby

Jane Campbell
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4 months ago

Who said running along the beach was good for you?

Glenn Komus
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4 months ago

seal training for pengiuns

Dawn Davies
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4 months ago

Boys night out! There's always one lightweight😂

Pilvi Pulma
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4 months ago

Guess which one was up partying all night?

Dave Chapman
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4 months ago

The morning after the night before...

Bellz Webster
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4 months ago

Whats wrong with the penguin? Did someone find out?

Donny Gerdes
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4 months ago

I’m never eating discount sardines again🥴🤢🤮

Toea Muresan Iulia
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4 months ago

I think they are going too fast :))

NWB
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4 months ago

hahaha I love this one!

Suki Barnes
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4 months ago

Is that a shark fin in the distance? Pukey is in trouble...

Phunny Philosopher
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4 months ago

I feel you, penguin. I truly do.

HigherthantheSky
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4 months ago

Bobbi told you not to drink too much

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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4 months ago

*gag*

Bepina
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4 months ago

pub crawl

Sabrina Fisher
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4 months ago

ahh another glorious morning.... makes me sick!

rabbitsrabbit
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4 months ago

there is always that 1 fuck up in the grp

Josie
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4 months ago

drunk penguin

Zoe's Mom
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4 months ago

EVERY SINGLE BACHLOR PARTY..THERE IS THAT ONE GUY..THAT ONE GUY...

Chelle R.
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4 months ago

Billy, I told you to take the blue Seamamine pills 30 minutes before we joined the polar bears plunging into the deep! Mom put me in charge & your going to get me into trouble again! Lol 😆 🐧🤮🐧

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William Teach
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4 months ago

Mom, not in front of the other kids.

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SoozeeQ
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4 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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4 months ago

Let me think about that for a minute

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Jean Shultz
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

Ah, solitude.

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

they are hiding something.....

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

who are they gossiping about? hmm...

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Bob Belcher
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4 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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4 months ago

parent-child bonding 💜

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postboredom
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4 months ago

younger siblings, right?

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

We come in peace.

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

i saw someone mention my name. fish?

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postboredom
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4 months ago

no more school!!

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Francis
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4 months ago

when you stumble across your trunk

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glowworm2
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4 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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4 months ago

sst, don't tell

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Amsterdude
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4 months ago

When you already busted your nut but she keeps on going

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Paige Box
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4 months ago

I can tell he has kids...poor guy

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Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

"Oppa gagnam style~~"

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Eva the Egg
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4 months ago

Heyyyyy.... is that Rose?

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postboredom
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

dangit ! I dropped my phone again!

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Monkey motor gang!

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postboredom
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4 months ago

sneak attack !!

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Bob Belcher
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4 months ago

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

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postboredom
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4 months ago

I am the champion, I am the chimp-ion

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Katy McMouse
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4 months ago

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

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NanZ
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4 months ago

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

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SoozeeQ
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4 months ago

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

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