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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4 months ago

"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!

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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

Carol Tocci
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4 months ago

Be like tripping on your shoelaces, Uumph.

Diane Mattison-Nottage
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4 months ago

Mom, mom look what I learned in gymnastics class!

Maria Roberts
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4 months ago

When you try to do a somersault...

Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

let me help you

Jerri Murray
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4 months ago

when Mom farts as your walking behind her

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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4 months ago

heyyyyyy sta- OOF

Amazon QT
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4 months ago

“Stop clowning around, and get a move on!”

Drew Swirczek
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3 months ago

Walking and KABAM and the mother keeps walking

Fieke Engelen
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4 months ago

ouch!

Elyce M. Benham
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4 months ago

Oops!

All Lives Matter
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3 months ago

Me when I try to do a front-roll in gym...

Geri Taran
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3 months ago

Who put that there for me to trip over?

Dons Hainsworth
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3 months ago

Ow ohhhhh !!!!!

TabledTurnsxddd
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3 months ago

oop-

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

A very heavy trunk !!!

RP
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4 months ago

oops, i meant to do that

Diana Dodd
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4 months ago

Poor baby❤️

Teresa Groth
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4 months ago

Wait Mom I can’t get a hold of it!

John Rose
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4 months ago

Mmmm! I love face plant!

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

I'm head over trunk with my mom. ♥️♥️♥️

Kikka io
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4 months ago

even elephants roll over

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Mommy, I'm tired!

Dorothy Schmidt
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4 months ago

oops!

Annie
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4 months ago

"Ohhhh another shiny ro...."

Teresa Makinster
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4 months ago

Oof

Patricia Bennett
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4 months ago

Mom please don’t do that when I’m behind you...tooo many baked beens for breaky

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

MOM! I THINK I BROKE MY TRUNK AGAIN!

Amy Pontious
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4 months ago

Adorable love this picture!

Sue Clifford
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4 months ago

Woops

Anne Broadhurst
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4 months ago

Ooops!

Vicki Perizzolo
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4 months ago

poor guy!

Edie Hart
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4 months ago

Ouch! Mo-o-o-m! I got a boo-boo on my trunk!

rachel carter
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4 months ago

Tuck and roll

Elizabeth Gardner
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4 months ago

woops.

Amanda Ashton
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4 months ago

Mum wait look you dropped something see umm opps

Yeet zloth
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4 months ago

Uh don t u guys just hate it when u trip over ur trunk

Abigail
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4 months ago

does your nose hang low does you wobble to and fro does it get i you way wile you try to run away does your nose hang 🐘low

Susan Miller
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4 months ago

Mom farted....

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

Mommy, my nothe is thtuck in a whole.

Barbara Ganschow
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4 months ago

Ground looped...again...I swear flying is easy...it’s the landings that are tough!

Jill Emburey
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4 months ago

Oof!! Owww! My thnose...🤕🥴

Gillian Black
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4 months ago

crap front heavy

Maple Chan
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4 months ago

'But MOM! I'm too tired.....'

Jean Thompson
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4 months ago

stop showing off, you're not getting a piggyback!!

Rcath
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4 months ago

Mom: Walking is not his strong suit.

Angela Ismond
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4 months ago

Ostrich impressions 101

Ralph Spooner
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4 months ago

When you don't keep your nose of the ground in front of your feet.

Carolyn Legg
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4 months ago

Mooom!

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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4 months ago

oof

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

I'm tired; can't we rest?

Sharon Vaughn
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4 months ago

Pick up your trunk before you trip . . . too late.

Marlene Ricker
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4 months ago

Oh, oh, baby did a faceplant!

Trudy Brodsky
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4 months ago

“Watch out for the hole, Jimmy!”

JJM
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4 months ago

Face plant!

Tina Siamsa
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4 months ago

DUMBo - Name is Program

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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4 months ago

Upon closer inspection, the baby elephant realized that he was indeed myopic.

HissyFitzz
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4 months ago

oof

Kareen Norgaard
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4 months ago

Stepped on my trunk ma!

Sin Nee
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4 months ago

*dump*friend looks back : yo hurry up You:*stumbles again*Coming!!!

Donald Holder
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4 months ago

When dad refused to stop for a hamburger.

Lady LINDA CLENNETT
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4 months ago

Ooops! - a - daisy xxx

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

Mamamaumampgff!

Opal4eva
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4 months ago

Oof

Sharon Hyatt
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4 months ago

Keep it UP.... or you'll always be stepping on it . . . . .

Mia Cardenas
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4 months ago

LOVE!!!!

Ποιητικό Αίτιο
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4 months ago

Epic games captcha in real life!

Nadine Bamberger
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4 months ago

Somersault!

Paizleypie
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4 months ago

Oh No! Face plant.

Darwinist
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4 months ago

*Faceplant*

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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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