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

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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!

BusLady
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4 months ago

The one you stole off of that tourist?

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Sabrina Fisher
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4 months ago

Your face when you're in the pool and you get someones hair stuck on your fingers and have to pull it off

Laura Maeflower
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4 months ago

lol!

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Jude Ponting
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4 months ago

Who said you can't smell it if you fart underwater

Bob Belcher
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4 months ago

Ahhhhh that's nice

Ava-cado
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4 months ago

Ahh, hot, hot, hot!

Calla Walker
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4 months ago

I agree Hot Springs!!

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Caroline Walsh
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4 months ago

Hey! We said, "NO PEEING IN THE POOL, KEVIN!"

John Laurens/Gay Turtle
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4 months ago

That's me, drunk, telling my life story even though no one asked

Antonia
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4 months ago

water is cold... brrrr

Mr. Bean
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4 months ago

time to take a selfie! #selfcare #notmyday ;)

HempFairy
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4 months ago

His joint got wet!

Drew Swirczek
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3 months ago

when you pee in the town pool but know one knows

Chris
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4 months ago

I farted in the bath

Barry Patterson
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4 months ago

Here Billy finds out how cold the water is. His friends laughed and laughed.

Trudy Brodsky
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4 months ago

Oooo, the fish are nibbling!

hallowed demon
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3 months ago

On what....

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Tina Larcombe-Day
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4 months ago

cold, cold, cold, cold

Qrama Sörensen
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4 months ago

It's a hot spring, they stay in the water to keep warm :)

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Alinutza Sadika
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3 months ago

what a face!! :-)))

Dons Hainsworth
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3 months ago

Hold up! Gotta a sneeze coming.. it’s coming.... it’s coming.....

Yebon Lee
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3 months ago

"oh! I think something got me!"

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

I am Blessed to be here !!!

Laura Crawley
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4 months ago

The itsy bitsy spider...

Beth Emms
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4 months ago

calgon, take me away!

Carmen Anderson
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4 months ago

Please no one find me ♥️♥️♥️

Chris C Morris
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4 months ago

this water is far-freezing!

June Galloway
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4 months ago

thank goodness for this warm water, it's sooooo cold up here

Kikka io
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4 months ago

s**t, how cold it is! and he said it was fine, damn him ...

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

Ah - peace at last!

Anna Salerno
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4 months ago

Oh feels so refreshing.

Elizabeth McCartney
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4 months ago

Ch ill eee

Gina Babe
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4 months ago

Ow... Hot hot hot

Jane Doe
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4 months ago

Hot Springs plus TacoBell

Elyce M. Benham
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4 months ago

Hot spring my ass! The water is frikin’ cold!

Lelly Taffyn
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4 months ago

oh I have learned many things in my life - ... but I suspect - not everything right now

FireStone Beware
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4 months ago

hopefully no one noticed... yeah.. no one noticed

ArhomR
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4 months ago

Ahhh, finally a hot bath at the end if the day... now i just gotta relaaaxx.

Kika González
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4 months ago

Oh that spot right there. Mmm yeah

Lili Singleton
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4 months ago

My nuts are boiling 🥵🤣🤣🤣

Mya Lugar
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4 months ago

CCCCCCooollllldddddddd!!

Gloria J Williams
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4 months ago

I can't tell. Is my face red?

Tracy Novotny Kokonas
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4 months ago

They said the water was warm ....They said it would be relaxing...

Curry on...
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4 months ago

Should'a brought my glasses.

Susan Miller
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4 months ago

Jump in they said. It won't be COLD they said!

Penny Dove
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4 months ago

Brrrrrr, this water is ice cold. Brrrrrr!!!!!

Janine Hunt-Jackson
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4 months ago

wwwaterrr is cccccold

Sandra Lipiec
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4 months ago

Damn this is cold

Ed Martin
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4 months ago

I'm freezing my nuts off! Get me out of here

Cynthia Marrs
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4 months ago

Ahhhh Nice and warm.

Barbara Kaplan
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4 months ago

Holy shit, it’s freezing’ in here.

Kadri Laidinen
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4 months ago

oohh that water is hot, hot, hot!

Lu Murray
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4 months ago

Zeeennnnnnn, become one with nature

Mildred Thompson
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4 months ago

OHM and repeat.

Marlene Ricker
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4 months ago

He's having a zen moment.

Sharon Vaughn
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4 months ago

Brrrrr. Colder than I thought.

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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4 months ago

Brrrrrrrrrr !!! It'd verrrry cccold down here !

JJM
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4 months ago

Geez! it's bloody freezing in here.

Jane Campbell
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4 months ago

Man this water is hot.

Katie Corliss
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4 months ago

I’m not sure if I’m hot or freezing

Cybele Spanjaard
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4 months ago

You said it was a hot pool , this steam is a mist not vapour

Angry Duck
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4 months ago

Its a hot spring

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Priya
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4 months ago

Pissing in the water ...!?

Colette Vick
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4 months ago

Dang, it's raining again!

Suki Barnes
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4 months ago

Snarking (biting fart bubbles)?

Connie Muse
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4 months ago

So, very, cold. Brrrr.

Jayson's inflatable and train channel
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4 months ago

When you go from the hot tub to the swimming pool.

Jeff Paris
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4 months ago

"Dang! This is killer weed!"

MERCI LANGSTON
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4 months ago

Why'd you push me?

Claudia
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4 months ago

oooh oohhh ooh, aaaahhhh

Philip Malchek
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4 months ago

pre o face

Fernleaf6505
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4 months ago

my hot springggggg

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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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