The chance your backyard is being savaged by a mole is quite a high one. Unless we’re talking an albino mole, this little white dude with a congenital lack of melanin, which occurs 1:100,000. But there’s something inherently beautiful about the odd ones out in this world, where everything seems identical to one another.

And this time, we have prepared a real treat for anyone who loves rare sights, unusual color combinations, and anything out of the ordinary. Thanks to the subreddit “Real Life Shinies” created on the 16th of June, 2016, 247k members have gathered an incredible collection of “shinies but in the real world!”

From wild animals and pets to street signs and architecture, these shinies will change your perspective of the color of things we know very well, or rather, we think we know. Let’s make our heads spin a little, and then a little more.

#1

Shiny Black Cockatoo

Shiny Black Cockatoo

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Eileen Fang
Community Member
1 month ago

Red-tailed black cockatoo. Gorgeous little fellas.

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#2

When You’re Dark And Spooky But Very Cute

When You’re Dark And Spooky But Very Cute

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Welcome to the duck void.

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#3

This Golden Mouse

This Golden Mouse

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Eileen Fang
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like he has fabulous golden locks. Love it.

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To find out more about the community of “Real Life Shinies,” Bored Panda reached out to the moderator u/papa_goobs, who said that the subreddit was first created by the user u/IAlwaysLieAMA who has since quit social media. “He originally posted a comment and someone had done the whole "/r/fakesubhere" and ended up creating the subreddit and it just took off from that post.”

Today, the subreddit has around 1 to 3 posts daily, but the moderator assured us that they can receive up to 10 submissions per day if the subreddit gets featured anywhere.

When asked what the title refers to, u/papa_goobs explained that “Real Life Shinies refers to the Pokémon universe, in which you can obtain a specially colored version of a Pokémon by random chance. This translates into objects that aren't the natural color they are in a more mainstream light.”

The moderator’s favorite posts are the “oddball ones, like this clear pie, or most recently, this little guy with his extra toes.”

#4

A Really Shiny Beautiful Creature

A Really Shiny Beautiful Creature

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deanna woods
Community Member
1 month ago

This reminds me of the Wizard of Oz.

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#5

Meet Narnia, A Rare Two Faced Cat

Meet Narnia, A Rare Two Faced Cat

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

So cute

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#6

This Unique Chicken With Heart Patterns In Its Plumage

This Unique Chicken With Heart Patterns In Its Plumage

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Aww, this chicken is a sweetheart.

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#7

The Blue Java Banana Taste Like Vanilla Ice-Cream

The Blue Java Banana Taste Like Vanilla Ice-Cream

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Oooo! I wanna eat them!

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#8

A Partially Melanistic Genetic Variation Called A Cross Fox

A Partially Melanistic Genetic Variation Called A Cross Fox

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Holy cow , it’s so gorgeous

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#9

White Chocolate Mousse

White Chocolate Mousse

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Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
1 month ago

White chocolate is my favorite!

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#10

A Black Cat With A Pink Nose!

A Black Cat With A Pink Nose!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

The nose sticks out so much that it's just asking to be booped.

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#11

Half Albino Peacock

Half Albino Peacock

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

The malfoys would approve (nb growing up our house wasnt far from one that had honest to god peacocks and peahens, they would come on to our lawn and make such a noise near bedtime, but now whenever I hear peacocks and peahens it makes me sleepy lol)

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#12

Shadow Turtle!

Shadow Turtle!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

This one is so sleek and sophisticated.

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#13

Australian Veterinary Clinic Rescues A Golden Possum. They Named Him Pikachu

Australian Veterinary Clinic Rescues A Golden Possum. They Named Him Pikachu

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

And, quite appropriately so.

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#14

Shiny Zebra

Shiny Zebra

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Eileen Fang
Community Member
1 month ago

Trendy.

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#15

“Zeus” The Blind Owl Has Beautiful Stars In Its Eyes

“Zeus” The Blind Owl Has Beautiful Stars In Its Eyes

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my god it’s so beautiful, I love stars oh wow I- I have know words

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#16

Only Known Albino Hump Back Whale On The Planet

Only Known Albino Hump Back Whale On The Planet

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 month ago

A descendant of Moby D**k!

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#17

Pet The Darkness

Pet The Darkness

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

The void beckons me to pet it

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#18

An Iridescent Thresher Shark

An Iridescent Thresher Shark

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deanna woods
Community Member
1 month ago

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation.

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#19

This Alabaster Kitten Named Olive Has Half Brown And Half Blue Eyes Due To A Rare Genetic Condition Named Sectorial Heterochromia Iridis!

This Alabaster Kitten Named Olive Has Half Brown And Half Blue Eyes Due To A Rare Genetic Condition Named Sectorial Heterochromia Iridis!

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my god! I would die a happy couch potato if I could have those eyes

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#20

My Hair Is Half Blonde Half Brunette. Including Eyebrows And Eyelashes

My Hair Is Half Blonde Half Brunette. Including Eyebrows And Eyelashes

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

She is stunning!

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#21

A Black Doe

A Black Doe

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

It has antlers tho so um wouldn’t it be a buck?

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#22

Rare White Giraffes Sighted In Kenya Conservation Area

Rare White Giraffes Sighted In Kenya Conservation Area

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Lina S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Just read a little about this guy. He has been recently fitted with a tracker to deter poachers, as his family (a female and a calf) were both killed. Humans can be so unbelievably cruel.

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#23

Extremely Rare White Baby Reindeer

Extremely Rare White Baby Reindeer

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

*boop*

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#24

White Dog With A Black Head

White Dog With A Black Head

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Catto De Smol
Community Member
1 month ago

(Absolutely no racism intended) Why are there so many black things in this post?

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#25

What Is This Little Golden Beetle? Maine

What Is This Little Golden Beetle? Maine

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 month ago

Gold ladybird?

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#26

Iridescent Clouds In Siberia

Iridescent Clouds In Siberia

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Mei CF
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow that's a wonderful sky to view!

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#27

A Black Flamingo Spotted In Cyprus, 2015

A Black Flamingo Spotted In Cyprus, 2015

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

What kind of shrimp is he eating

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#28

This Is An Albino Wood Turtle , These Are One Of The Rarest Turtle Morphs In The World

This Is An Albino Wood Turtle , These Are One Of The Rarest Turtle Morphs In The World

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 month ago

That is such an awesome looking turtle.

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#29

Atelopus Barbotini, A Purple Toad

Atelopus Barbotini, A Purple Toad

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

I admire the intensity of colour.

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#30

Shiny Racoon

Shiny Racoon

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

I found a blond raccoon in my outdoor cat shelter a couple of weeks ago. It stayed for about 10 days, and then skeddadled away on its own.

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#31

Shiny Cardinal

Shiny Cardinal

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

It's gorgeous.

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#32

“It’s Not Just A Phase, Mom”

“It’s Not Just A Phase, Mom”

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

A goth stop sign.

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#33

Alolan Fox

Alolan Fox

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s so beautiful, wow I wish I was that cool

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#34

Strawberry Finch

Strawberry Finch

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

What a pretty birb!

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#35

Half Red Half White Flower

Half Red Half White Flower

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

If a guy found one of these for me I would date him on the spot no question

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#36

Lemon Dalmatian

Lemon Dalmatian

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Awwwww

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#37

My “Black Magic” Petunias From This Summer

My “Black Magic” Petunias From This Summer

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Jean Haley
Community Member
1 month ago

So cool!!!

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#38

Rare Black Hulk Hogan Spotted

Rare Black Hulk Hogan Spotted

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Alex Rose
Community Member
1 month ago

From another mother

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#39

Leucistic Sea Turtle Found On Fb

Leucistic Sea Turtle Found On Fb

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

What a beautiful turtle. I love the shell.

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#40

White Moth With A Chicken Face

White Moth With A Chicken Face

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

He's not a moth, he's a Chicken Boo!

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#41

Black Gecko

 Black Gecko

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Kira Okah
Community Member
1 month ago

And we have the matching void lizard. Ya void animals!

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#42

This Cat Has A Rare Red Fur Pattern

This Cat Has A Rare Red Fur Pattern

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Reirei
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow this looks so much like my last cat, rest her soul. Every summer she turned rusty red like this, it was quite beautiful. Cat tax. ijqga1q.jpg ijqga1q.jpg

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#43

Shiny Rottweiler

Shiny Rottweiler

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Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
1 month ago

This dog looks like a member of Insane Clown Posse

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#44

This Snake Has A Pumpkin On His Back

This Snake Has A Pumpkin On His Back

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Kira Okah
Community Member
1 month ago

Piebald ball python, pretty.

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#45

A 1 In 2,000,000 Blue Lobster!

A 1 In 2,000,000 Blue Lobster!

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

iM bLuE dA bOo dEe dA bOo dIe dA bOo deE dA bOo diE da bOo dEe dA bOo diE

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#46

Does This Glitched Zebra Count?

Does This Glitched Zebra Count?

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Mrs_ Possum
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1 month ago

Zebra, loading, 50% 😄

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#47

Shiny Bearded Dragons

Shiny Bearded Dragons

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

They are so cute! Can I have the whole collection?

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#48

Shiny Ginger Seal Pup In Russia

Shiny Ginger Seal Pup In Russia

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Julia Atkinson
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1 month ago

The seal on the left is on the verge of slapping him for hogging the camera

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#49

Coolest Shiny Lobstah Yet

Coolest Shiny Lobstah Yet

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

How rare is an opal iridescent lobster?

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#50

Shiny Clear Lemon Pie

Shiny Clear Lemon Pie

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Zoe Hoesley
Community Member
1 month ago

Delicious 10/10 would monch

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