This dad is making the internet a much better and way more fun place! Dad Tom Curtis from London runs the ‘Things I Have Drawn’ Instagram page where he shows what would happen if children’s drawings became reality.

Tom has two kids— Dom (11) and Al (8)—and he photoshops their and other children’s fun, creative, and goofy doodles to bring them to life. The result is both terrifying and hilarious and we absolutely love it! We really wanted to show this dad’s newest work to you, dear Pandas, so scroll down, enjoy, and upvote your fave pics.

Scroll down for Bored Panda’s chat with Tom about his awesome work and when you’re done with this list, check out our earlier posts about ‘Things I Have Drawn’ right here and here for some more wholesome artistic goodness.

More info: Instagram | Twitter (Dad) | Twitter (Children) | Book | ThingsIHaveDrawn.com

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Manuela Fogliati
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4 months ago

It's beautiful! They are all beautiful!

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John Smith
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4 months ago

It looks like a bird with a gill having a stern conversation with the trunk of that tree. Wings on hips and all! :)

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4 months ago

why the long face?

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“I used to claim that all the animals were real and it took ages to find them and photograph them, although that joke wore thin pretty quickly,” Tom quipped about how long it takes him to finish the pictures.

“The length of time to make them depends on all sorts of things. The subject matter (animals tend to be quicker than vehicles); what the texture is (reptile scales take ages to get right, smooth skin is easy, fur is somewhere in the middle); and the more detailed the drawing, the longer it’ll take. But generally speaking, I reckon an average of 10 hours per image sounds about right.”

Tom said that the number of submissions he gets form other kids’ parents varies. “It’s completely dependent on what’s happening on Instagram at that time. We recently had a big spike in followers and were getting well over 50 drawings sent to us a week, but now it’s settled down to a few per day.”

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4 months ago

"It was yuuuuuuuuuuge!!! Biggest increase ever! They said, likely, the best numbers ever. Best numbers ever recorded. YUUUUUGE numbers. Great numbers!"

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hobbitly
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4 months ago

I would have guessed the drawing to be a hedgehog.

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4 months ago

Meow

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We also wanted to learn more about Tom’s kids’ artistic talents. “Dom and Al are 11 and 9 now, so I can’t really use their recent drawings because they’re a bit too sophisticated and have lost much of their naivety,” the dad said. “Luckily, I’ve still got quite a few of their old ones stored away. These days, the boys are a bit more into gaming than drawing, although Al does tend to create quite a lot of weird characters with strange heads. I haven’t done Things I Have Drawn versions of them yet.”

After 5 years of photoshopping his kids’ drawings, Tom’s Instagram account now has over 736k followers. The idea behind the account is simple (even though it takes tons of work) and something that plenty of us have probably thought about doing—that’s why it works.

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I’m The One Who Knocks
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4 months ago

This would be fun to have in the guest room. Spice things up a bit

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Princess Procrastination
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4 months ago

awww

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Electric Ed
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4 months ago

Is it a bird? No. Is it a dog? No. Is it _______? Yes!

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The dad has loads of experience and has been dabbling in Photoshop for nearly a quarter of a century. 

Tom’s journey into the art of bringing children’s drawings to life started when he saw that his son Dom drew a picture of a weird looking animal and he noticed that he (like most kids) draws the eyes and mouth on the same side of the animal’s head.

“The thought crossed my mind that maybe it was us adults not looking at the world correctly and that maybe the kids had it right. So I decided to take to Photoshop and reimagine animals, faces, vehicles, and objects just like kids had drawn them,” Tom told PopSugar’s Angela Law.

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Shelp
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4 months ago

What is that in the first place? A narwhal?

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Clara Knaub
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4 months ago

It’s actually sorta cute!

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4 months ago

Is that your udder or are you happy to see me?

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The creative dad now photoshops not just his own kids’ drawings but also those of other children: plenty of parents submit their little munchkins’ doodles for him to bring to life and it doesn’t look like the flow will stop any time soon. So if you want to see what your kid’s drawing would look like in reality, send Tom a photo of it—you might just get lucky.

And if you love the pictures so much that you want something more permanent, you can always check out Tom’s book ‘Things I Have Drawn: At The Zoo.’

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Shelp
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4 months ago

I would like to see the ennemies' reaction when this tank shows up on the battlefield

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Andrew Gibb
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4 months ago

looks kind, bites hard

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I’m The One Who Knocks
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4 months ago

Well that’s just terrifying...

🍿WhErE iS mY pOpCoRn🍿
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4 months ago

It looks like my brother when he secretly farts 😂

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Andrew Gibb
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4 months ago

if pigs looked like this there would be less bacon eaten

David Martin
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4 months ago

Or more bacon, because omg, kill it with fire O.O

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Willem Oostdyck
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4 months ago

Thats cousin billy-bob..... He's from the south.... We don't speak about it......

Malcolm McFarlane
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3 months ago

Maastricht?

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Vivi
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4 months ago

Thats freaky!

Lindsey Mae
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4 months ago

We need holy water, lots of holy water. And fast!

Lasagne I
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4 months ago

wow im gonna see that in my dream tonight

Anise Kim
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4 months ago

It looks so cute when it's simply a drawing. But now...it's just...*closes eyes*

Christopher Clark
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4 months ago

It's like the Deliverance banjo player and a pig had an unholy offspring.

Grace Dog_art_GML
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4 months ago

Let’s. Can we. Just. Fire. Burn it with fire.

Johanne Trudeau
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4 months ago

Now THIS is scary!!

eli yete
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4 months ago

NONONONONONONONONONONONO

your mom
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4 months ago

Mom pick me up I’m scared

Ania Barrett
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4 months ago

That's disturbing!

Kjorn
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4 months ago

you want make people vegan ? show them this pictures

Kady Maree Mcgrath
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4 months ago

I cannot un~see that

-= Mila =-
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3 months ago

Looks kinda like the guy next door

Steve Cruz
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3 months ago

Gromit! What did you do to Wallace?

Max Carter
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4 months ago

The GFP-Giant Friendly Pig

Thomas Ewing
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4 months ago

Human/Pork hybrid.

Fran Stateler
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4 months ago

Oh dear me. It looks like Prince Philip.

James Woody
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4 months ago

Poor creature....

ewadora
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4 months ago

I wouldn't like to meet this one...

Amber Funk
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4 months ago

That's some Hee Haw shit right there.

DaphneDelilah
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4 months ago

An inbred pig?

NamiKoa
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4 months ago

The face briefly reminded me of Ron Perlman.

Sophia Gonzales
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2 weeks ago

very scary

Adi Brotherton
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1 month ago

oml that is so scary, imagine this...thing...just making a beeline toward you.

Eliana Mount
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2 months ago

NO NO NO NO NOOOOOO

Sally Knight
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3 months ago

Is this one of BoJo's unacknowledged children?

Anne Bergan
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3 months ago

For those who are old enough to have seen the movie 'A Clockwork Orange'... yikes!!

Tze Yin Kuang
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3 months ago

Now this would just be perfect for my nightmare.

Marlene Ricker
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3 months ago

Can't stop laughing!

Christine Cameron-Dow
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3 months ago

I was working in my lab late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight...

Kitsune Fox Girl
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3 months ago

ewww- human naked mole rat

Paulene
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3 months ago

This is so scary

Peter Chee
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3 months ago

RUN AWAY

Peggy Dodd
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3 months ago

I honestly think I went to middle school with this kid.

Tricia Morlock
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4 months ago

No temptation to eat this!

ISpiltLipstickInYourValentinoBag
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4 months ago

looks like a pink shrek head on a pink cow body with skinny legs and a big butt

katboxjanitor
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4 months ago

Disturbing...at the very least.

Penelope Evans
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4 months ago

Scary

Sarah Hearn
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4 months ago

That looks like a pig who would give you a good talking to.

Sandy J Renfroe
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4 months ago

Disturbing

Arctic Fox Lover
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4 months ago

When I look at this I think of pink Shrek.

funpandy
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4 months ago

Oh Crap Piggy Chases Me AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SOMEONE HELP ME!!!!!!!

Al Reilly
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4 months ago

I'm Getting Ripped Off For My Ribs Again!!\\\\\\\\\\\\

Cyndi Merrill
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4 months ago

Nightmare fuel!

Jane W.
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4 months ago

We should all stop eating pigs immediately. This could happen.

Todd Hollfelder
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4 months ago

In all honesty, don't make me say what I thought this is in front of children

Gillian Black
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4 months ago

this is the best showed it to my pig well peaches was not amused

Laura Minney
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4 months ago

Why didnt you put red lipstick on AOC?

Jeff Dolph
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4 months ago

giphy.gif giphy.gif

clive apps
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4 months ago

Looks like Qasimodo came back from the dead. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quasimodo

Minna Roos
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4 months ago

This will give me nightmares

Gale Vester
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4 months ago (edited)

Maybe the kid hadn’t meant to draw a pig. Maybe it was intended as a sweet potato. The head was just added. The tail, too!

FurryPotatoCat
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4 months ago

NOPE.

Debbie
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4 months ago

no, nonono nope

Anamika Gulati
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4 months ago

Ha ha ha ha, Funnily Terrifying .... if that's a thing :P

Anamika Gulati
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4 months ago

ha ha ha , this is what nightmares are made of !!!

Laurie Sawatzke
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4 months ago

The stuff of nightmares.

Andrea Hall
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4 months ago

I can't stop laughing!

Ronnie Beaton
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4 months ago

It gets terrible foggy on the moors at night...

Amber Sanders Amlie
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4 months ago

I’m scared.

The Smiling Boy ツ
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4 months ago

As in horror peppa

The Smiling Boy ツ
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4 months ago

#PeppaPig.exe

Sue George
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4 months ago

Super glad right now pigs don't have long legs.

Demongrrrrl
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4 months ago

Why does it have an udder? There isn't one in the drawing.

Potato fries
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4 months ago

My eyes...

Tianjun Xu
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4 months ago

Biden's face on the front...

My O My
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4 months ago

But it is funny, weird funny but funny none the less

Paweł Szczepański
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4 months ago

At first I thought he used a face of the heir to the British throne.

Kim Bush
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4 months ago

That is so disturbing

Steven Essex
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4 months ago

I read a short story like that once...

Jessica Hommelhoff
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4 months ago

Where’s the eye bleach

Colleen
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4 months ago

Omgosh...sort of reminds me of Clockwork Orange

Norbertas Kvedaravičus
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4 months ago

wow my sister

Randy Klefbeck
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4 months ago

Escapee from the Island of Dr. Moreau.

Sarah Blanche Brinsfield
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4 months ago

Yikes!

Carolyn McCully
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4 months ago

Oh Dear LORD!!

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
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4 months ago (edited)

I'LL be turned in to bacon, you say?

Zophra
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4 months ago

Looks like something from THE FLY movie...

Linda HS
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4 months ago

Nope

Dais Namu
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4 months ago

Kill me

Fred and George Weasley
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4 months ago

bloody hell.... (i thought it was a sheep but yeah)

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Helen Haley
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4 months ago

Aw, he looks like he's in pain.

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SuGu
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4 months ago

A cute one!

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Melissa Meaux
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4 months ago

hahahahaha😆

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Clara Knaub
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4 months ago

No way! This is so scary yet sort of cute lol

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Kady Maree Mcgrath
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4 months ago

This horse has seen things

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SweetCrescentMoon
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Majestic just like me

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Sawdust
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4 months ago

A fish disguised as a bird.

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Deborah Brett
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4 months ago

I kind of want a pixar movie about these characters

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heidi holmes
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4 months ago

He looks like Sloth from 'The Goonies' :-) !

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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4 months ago

So many legs.

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

Cheap tickets... hurry... might not be airworthy for much longer

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Gemjoybug
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4 months ago

Yeti bunny?

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Sandra Dayl
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4 months ago

Chernobyl slug

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Jan Velart
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4 months ago

The other cow seems to be even more depressed

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Tim Bowland
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4 months ago

Rhinoceros, preposterous

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