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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glowworm2
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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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"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.

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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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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.....

Perfumista Perfumista
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2 months ago

no, no, there is nothing here officer, really

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LilicatUK
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2 months ago

OMFG Carl, put your clothes back on!

SoozeeQ
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2 months ago

There are some things you just can't unsee.

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Agnieszka Stachow
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2 months ago

...act natural 😎

Francis
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2 months ago

someone opened a bag of chips

Ben Stubbs
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2 months ago

Dude, these mushrooms are something special....

Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

Did I hear food!?

Angela B
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2 months ago

Too. Much. Caffeine......

S
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2 months ago

"Don't be suspicious, don't be suspicious" Anyone??

Bob Belcher
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2 months ago

My 8 year old daughter goes around singing this lol

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Katy McMouse
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2 months ago

Someone's going to answer for this bad dose.

Soni.
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2 months ago

Act normal.

Fernleaf6505
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2 months ago

smile for the camera :D

Fleur Hocking
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2 months ago

did someone say KFC?

Ms.M.
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2 months ago

Their eyes... I'm... UNDER THEIR CONTROL

Krazy Kanuck
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2 months ago

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU HAVE HAD TOO MUCH CAFFEINE!!!

Sue Knerl
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2 months ago

Nope, nothing wrong here. We're all fine, it's fine, nothing to see here.

Carol Tocci
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2 months ago

Did someone say ice cream?

Mich Ele
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2 months ago

The best....is yet....TO COOOOOMMMMMMEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

Come play with us, David...

Najeh Omri
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2 months ago

is that your chick Juarez ? Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez she's Hot !

Mark Serbian
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2 months ago

Hello. Hooman. Welcome. To. Our. Nest...

Torchicachu
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2 months ago

high mongoose

Baked Panda
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2 months ago

This is the look my kids get when I open a bag of chips

Opal4eva
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2 months ago

Yes we are totally not hiding a umm safe

Barb Jacobs
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2 months ago

They are literally hiding a body, the photographer was never seen again..

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

Dear Barb Jacobs,Fortunately we found his camara at the bottom of the revien. ..............You don't want to know.

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Ming Young
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2 months ago

me: presses on new tab, google : me, presses on google 3 more times, google: *photo above

Tui Taylor
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2 months ago

what have you been up to?

Darwinist
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2 months ago

That's umm, uncomfortable.

Vivian Laetsch
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2 months ago

They have seen things...

Vicki Perizzolo
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2 months ago

look like the little dinos in Jurassic park

Amanda Ashton
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2 months ago

We did nothing wrong just look the other way

Renard Bansale
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2 months ago

Everyone at school when that one kid pulls out a pack of gum:

Susann Campbell
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2 months ago

I told you he had a cheese sandwich And fruit.

Mya Lugar
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2 months ago

Whoever took the cookie, just tell Mommy and you can run along and play...

Penny Dove
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2 months ago

me, me, me , me, me, me, me, ma me!!!!

Gillian Black
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2 months ago

not quilty no not us

Janine Hunt-Jackson
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2 months ago

Mischief is afoot

Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

Seriously you are kidding me...what DOES that guy think he's wearing?

Lorena Magee
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2 months ago

What? ......nothing!

Barbara Kaplan
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2 months ago

What, we had nothing to do with that!

Kim Lorton
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2 months ago

Wait! I heard something! Where? Where! Where?

Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

Who? Us?

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Exact same "look".

Peggy Wilson
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2 months ago

We’re watching you

Burtine Kendall
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2 months ago

It wasn't me.

Joe Langone
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2 months ago

Boy Oh Boy She is Bathing in the Nude

HissyFitzz
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2 months ago

WHERES THE BODY!

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

In the revein.

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Loraine D.G. MacGinness
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2 months ago

Wow !!

Jerri Murray
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2 months ago

we weren't doing anything mom.

Flavia Slag
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2 months ago

Did someone say cookies!?

Jane Campbell
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2 months ago

Did you see a fish? Nope, I didn't see a fish. Did you see a fish? Nope, I.............

Katie Corliss
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2 months ago

Mine mine mine mine mine

Tugg Ster
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2 months ago

They all look stoned!!

Bita
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2 months ago

Don't move, they can't see us!🥀

Lolly
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2 months ago

Guilty as charged

OTTER
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2 months ago

Do you all see what I see?!?!?

Barbara Kenny
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2 months ago

Big surprise?

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2 months ago

did somebody say food?

Adam Rindegård
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2 months ago

omg its my family when the pizza gets home.

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
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2 months ago

who are you? who are you? who are you? who are you?

Dennis Stanley
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2 months ago

I don't feel anything yet, how 'bout you guys?

Delen Leonard
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4 weeks ago

Camera hide the children!

Dons Hainsworth
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1 month ago

Ohhhhh! What is that????

Chloe Johnston
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1 month ago

Smile and wave boys, smile and wave

Yebon Lee
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1 month ago

"Did they see us?"

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Love this, just too cute, perfect shot !!!

sharron lynn parsons
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2 months ago

Caught in the act !!!

SriGanesh.Ninja
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2 months ago

They are hiding the body of the animal who try to kill them

Fran Stateler
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2 months ago

I didn't do it.

ain't_good
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2 months ago

nothing mom we were just playing

Judy Bywaters
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2 months ago

Mum said don’t move

Carole Hamilton
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2 months ago

did someone say pizza!

Laura Crawley
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2 months ago

Trump supporters

Carmen Anderson
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2 months ago

Smile for the camera ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

June Galloway
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2 months ago

What? What? What? What?

Kikka io
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2 months ago

but did you do that?

Bevie
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2 months ago

Is that human actually walking away from the picnic table?

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

Come on guys, relax!

Kip Vidrine
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2 months ago

don't act all paranoid and hold the smoke in just a little longer....

Kathryn Tosney
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2 months ago

I love mistelids

Dorothy Schmidt
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2 months ago

Who farted?

Anne McGill
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2 months ago

Hi Mom! Us no, we're not doing anything. Honest!! Really, right guys!!

Mimi M
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2 months ago

Stoners!

Tom Hardeveld
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2 months ago

when the edibles kick in...

averageperson
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2 months ago

They look like the dumb hyenas from Lion King

Patricia Bennett
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2 months ago

Mom! Your back early...we can explain....

Jane Doe
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2 months ago

Don’t start .. look how small we are .. this IS social distancing for us

Elyce M. Benham
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2 months ago

Eannie, Meannie , Mynnie & Oliver. Moe refused to play today.

David McDonald
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2 months ago

We found your weed!

BusLady
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2 months ago

Anyone for wack a mole?

Amy Pontious
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2 months ago

❤❤❤

Veronica Vatter
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2 months ago

Mom. Mom. Mom. Mom. IS THAT CHOCOLATE?

Lynn Burt
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2 months ago

We Come in Peace!

TuxCat13
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2 months ago

Proving that animals are robots. The blank stares say it all.

Sue Clifford
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2 months ago

By their eyes they already smoked it.

Rachel Arteiro
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2 months ago

Braaaaaiiinss! Braaains!

Manel Dias
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2 months ago

Looks like practicing for synchronize dance.

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

Found Big Foot. Now what?

Allan Schramm
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2 months ago

"Wha Wha Wha Wha, Whazza matta w' chu, eh?" or "I didn't fart in the burrow, did you?"

James F. Wilson Jr.
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2 months ago

Run guys,It's the "Four Headed Dirt Man"

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 months ago

What is that ?

Edna Bergemann
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2 months ago

Peek-a-boo...."it's your turn now Bob"

CharliAnn Olney
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2 months ago

what? What? What? WhatchulookinatWilis?

Eric Marks
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2 months ago

"Dudes! This is some pure shit! We've been awake for, what? four days?"

Tracy Novotny Kokonas
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2 months ago

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Tracy Novotny Kokonas
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2 months ago

Come play with us, Danny.

Susan Miller
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2 months ago

Are you having trouble with Zoom, too???

Bruh.
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2 months ago

Come and play with us

Mare Freed
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2 months ago

*ding dong* Hello! My name is Elder Price...

Hilary Mol
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2 months ago

Too much MDMA at the rave.

Yolanda Mcnally
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2 months ago

Finger puppets !

Lu Murray
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2 months ago

icu

Trudy Brodsky
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2 months ago

Don’t you love a good sex ed class!

Carmen Gregory Tooafoo
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2 months ago

....and this is when Stewart discovered how to copy and paste on Photoshop.

Alan MacKinnon
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2 months ago

Hey Mom, look at these pills we found!

Cybele Spanjaard
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2 months ago

Identical quads or mirror image of twins?

Suki Barnes
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2 months ago

Red-eyed vampire ferrets?

Jenny Sellmark
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2 months ago

Fresh fish? Did anyone say fresh fish???

Janiee Bug
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2 months ago

Wtf are those!?

Hiba Hafiz
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2 months ago

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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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