The art of taking selfies has officially been adopted by the animal kingdom, and it's one of the most hilarious things going viral right now. From zoo residents to family pets, these animals are posing, smiling, and even grouping up for the camera. The resulting photos are both adorable and fascinating, as they provide a window into the private lives of the wild's most mysterious creatures.

While it's possible to make pets take selfies by touching a smartphone screen, for more exotic animals, a clever method was created. It's called camera trapping, which means the photo is taken when the animal touches or approaches a motion-sensing device near the lens. It's a totally safe and non-invasive trick, and it captures even the most dangerous predators in candid, sincerely funny moments.

One mischievous monkey in Indonesia caused a scandal with her selfie in 2014 after she got her hands on a British photographer's equipment. The images were stunning, and lead to several heated court cases over their true author and copyright holder. It was finally determined that the monkey - a gorgeous Celebes crested macaque - took the pictures herself, making them public domain. Now everyone can freely enjoy her irresistible toothy grin.

Take a look at some of the best animal selfies making their way around the web right now, and while you're at it, double-check that your own furbaby hasn't run off with your phone.

#1

Selfie With The Crew

Selfie With The Crew

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varwenea
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4 years ago

They look serious.

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Good selfies take dedication. (Not a selfie stick.)

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AcousticGString
Community Member
4 years ago

"Just getting a selfie with me and my dawgz" - cat

Cameron Johnson
Community Member
4 years ago

2017 just started, but I already think this is the best selfie of the year.

Hanne Lien
Community Member
4 years ago

I want to be a member of that crew.

Rainbo
Community Member
4 years ago

Squad goals!

Marcia
Community Member
4 years ago

No one will dare still this kitties lunch money.

Uni N
Community Member
4 years ago

we bad asses rr

Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

the band

Sharon Marie
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4 years ago

Love that the cat is the ring leader of this crew

Zlatina Mitova
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4 years ago

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Igor Kramer
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4 years ago

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Mia C
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4 years ago

greatness. we know who's in charge!

Julie
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4 years ago

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Miyuki Nohara
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4 years ago

"what up? i just here chilling with my boys"

BiSG
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4 years ago

I'm the middle dog, always stay behind and almost missing in the photos.

Christine Robinson
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4 years ago

Pretty sure the car has bodyguards

Paul Chou
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4 years ago

The boss, his right-hand and two bodyguards

Mer
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4 years ago

Sensing epic adventures to come

D-Nice 1738
Community Member
4 years ago

I actually laughed

Kathy Schuster
Community Member
4 years ago

About to drop a sick beat haha

Jonesy
Community Member
4 years ago

What a great picture!

Michal Gatas
Community Member
4 years ago

Rap crew!

Pedro Hasashi
Community Member
4 years ago

His expression is like: "ok guys, cool yourselves up... done"

Sas
Community Member
4 years ago

Haha this is cool!!

Prajwal Kotamraju
Community Member
2 years ago

Hi. Can I use this image for my thesis on computer vision related stuff?

Lisa Ward
Community Member
3 years ago

omgosh!!! too cute lol

Yona Ulli
Community Member
4 years ago

Gangster :D

Evgeniya Khon
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4 years ago

Easy to guess who the real boss of this gang is

Katinka Min
Community Member
4 years ago

The Boss, his two bodyguards, and his accountant.

y o berk
Community Member
4 years ago

thug life

Pamela Cowley
Community Member
4 years ago

These really made me laugh. And I needed it on this horrible worst-ever Inauguration Day.

J.E.C.
Community Member
4 years ago

this is from an app called animal selfies, it adds animals to your pictures with their arms out like that to make it look like they took it.

Janet Murphy
Community Member
4 years ago

"Selfie with the crew."

Marlene
Community Member
4 years ago

They all look so deep in thought.

karenza
Community Member
4 years ago

well, we can all see who the boss is.

Miguel Arista
Community Member
4 years ago

Hello hoomin this is an InterPetShon

Irene Walton
Community Member
4 years ago

love the cats face

Cathy Sanfilipo
Community Member
4 years ago

Sweet friends!

Karen Chaddock
Community Member
4 years ago

I just love this photo.

Misty Pal
Community Member
4 years ago

Squad goals... like "come at me NOW Bruh..."

Roxana Roxanne
Community Member
4 years ago

Cats rock!

oNuKuBo
Community Member
4 years ago

His post must be "Taking my bodyguards for a walk"

Ernesta Brouwer
Community Member
4 years ago

Bob and his posse. Sup!

Sheralyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Dropping the hottest album of 2017.

Anak Shaleh
Community Member
4 years ago

most dangerous group in kingdom animalia

Judy De Gennaro
Community Member
4 years ago

Harvey in the future... friends with everyone!

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

looks like they are about to drop a mixtape of the year

Răzvan Avătăjiței
Community Member
4 years ago

They look like they're 'bout to drop the hottest mixtape of 2017

Emre
Community Member
4 years ago

should we call it the last selfie :)

Raghu Govind
Community Member
4 years ago

Shit's about to go down now..

Leo Nel
Community Member
4 years ago

it seems like the cat is the leader of the gang

Jacob Mphahlele
Community Member
4 years ago

No smile selfies!

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#2

Self-Portrait Of A Female Celebes Crested Macaque, Who Had Picked Up Photographer David Slater's Camera And Photographed Herself With It

Self-Portrait Of A Female Celebes Crested Macaque, Who Had Picked Up Photographer David Slater's Camera And Photographed Herself With It

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Amber Nicole
Community Member
4 years ago

Love that smile!!!!

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#3

Chillin' With The Gang

Chillin' With The Gang

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Mia C
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4 years ago

the same cat? awesome!

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#4

Omg Quokka!

Omg Quokka!

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Samantha Bing
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4 years ago

Such a happy little creature!

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#5

I Woke Up Like This

I Woke Up Like This

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey

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#6

My Cousin Wanted A Selfie With A Kangaroo

My Cousin Wanted A Selfie With A Kangaroo

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Same face!

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#7

But First Let Me Take A Selfie

But First Let Me Take A Selfie

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

The big nose is so cute!

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#8

Beautiful Husky

Beautiful Husky

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Hatsune Chiku
Community Member
4 years ago

"Yes, I know I look fabulous!"

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#9

Bella Takes A Selfie

Bella Takes A Selfie

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Hatsune Chiku
Community Member
4 years ago

When you've had too much Halloween candy

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#10

Tufted Titmouse Selfie

Tufted Titmouse Selfie

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Looking punk

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#11

Horse Selfie

Horse Selfie

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Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

When you finally get a night out with the girls

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#12

Pikelet Taking A Selfie With Foster Puppies

Pikelet Taking A Selfie With Foster Puppies

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Amy Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

Just me and the kids!

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#13

Mondays

Mondays

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Amy Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG I love it! Sassy!

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#14

Selfie Time

Selfie Time

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
4 years ago

Look at the sky!! This is an amazing shot!

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#15

Selfieeee

Selfieeee

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah! HOLLYWOOD PUG!

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#16

BFF Selfie Time

BFF Selfie Time

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Hatsune Chiku
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm definitely the one on the right :)

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#17

Lion Selfie

Lion Selfie

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Barbara Delahunty
Community Member
4 years ago

Lion cam strikes again

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#18

BFF Selfie Time

BFF Selfie Time

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Apollo
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4 years ago

The left one looks like Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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#19

Rabbit Selfie

Rabbit Selfie

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Penny Schulze
Community Member
4 years ago

Too cute!

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#20

Caught Our Husky Taking Selfies In Bed

Caught Our Husky Taking Selfies In Bed

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Heather
Community Member
4 years ago

Hey, baby, let's spoon. So cute.

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#21

Selfie Level: Highly Concerned

Selfie Level: Highly Concerned

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Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

XD That face! The bulgy eyes!

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#22

It Was Our First Attempt At "Selfie Sunday"

It Was Our First Attempt At "Selfie Sunday"

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Daphne Chuffart
Community Member
4 years ago

haha :-) cute

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#23

Travelling In Indonesia, Monkey Pick Pocketed Me And Left Behind This Selfie

Travelling In Indonesia, Monkey Pick Pocketed Me And Left Behind This Selfie

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#24

Cat Takes Selfie To Prove He Is Being Abused

Cat Takes Selfie To Prove He Is Being Abused

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Deana
Community Member
4 years ago

Love the caption!

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#25

Charlie The Sea Otter Takes A Selfie In The Exhibit

Charlie The Sea Otter Takes A Selfie In The Exhibit

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Amy Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

Hi Charlie

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#26

Monday Morning Selfie

Monday Morning Selfie

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Nancy Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

URGH ...

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#27

Just Hanging Wif My Friends

Just Hanging Wif My Friends

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Crystllee
Community Member
4 years ago

I love how the girls are doing their hair in the background. This is a great shot!

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#28

I Found A Series Of Selfies On My Camera. The Milk Teeth Aren't Helping

I Found A Series Of Selfies On My Camera. The Milk Teeth Aren't Helping

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

cute!

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#29

Kitten Selfie: The Very Best Kind Of Selfie

Kitten Selfie: The Very Best Kind Of Selfie

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Maggie Dougherty
Community Member
4 years ago

This is by far the cutest one ever!<3

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#30

When You Take A Picture And The Selfie Cam Surprises You

When You Take A Picture And The Selfie Cam Surprises You

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Jean Nelson
Community Member
4 years ago

Oppd

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#31

Fresh Out Of The Shower, No Makeup, Selfie!

Fresh Out Of The Shower, No Makeup, Selfie!

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Kristina K.
Community Member
4 years ago

Did it knock that human out?!

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#32

Selfie! Deffo Got My Best Side

Selfie! Deffo Got My Best Side

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Hatsune Chiku
Community Member
4 years ago

Selfie Qweeeeeen!

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#33

Baby Sloth Selfie

Baby Sloth Selfie

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Jean Nelson
Community Member
4 years ago

Me me me

#34

Tried To Take A Selfie With My Dog. Turned Out Great

Tried To Take A Selfie With My Dog. Turned Out Great

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Dog is mocking humans doing selfies.

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#35

It's A Selfie

It's A Selfie

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Mitzi Reinbold
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4 years ago

Does the name Timothy Treadwell mean anything to you?

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#36

Smile!

Smile!

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
4 years ago

Best smoosh face dog smile ever!

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#37

"Lol Just Me Cooking In The Kitchen"

"Lol Just Me Cooking In The Kitchen"

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Hatsune Chiku
Community Member
4 years ago

I have a knife! I would watch out if I were you, human! *laughs maniacally*

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#38

Bae Caught Me Slippin

Bae Caught Me Slippin

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Jasmine Chen
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!

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#39

Elephant Selfie

Elephant Selfie

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Luis Milian
Community Member
4 years ago

awesome!

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#40

Selfie Time

Selfie Time

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't think this is the right filter, is it? - Um, I think so?

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#41

This Little Goober's Selfie

This Little Goober's Selfie

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#42

Taught My Chickens How To Selfie

Taught My Chickens How To Selfie

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
4 years ago

"date with bae ♥"

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#43

Kangaroo Selfie

Kangaroo Selfie

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

That's one content roo!

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#44

I Met This Little Guy Today, But First He Took A Selfie

I Met This Little Guy Today, But First He Took A Selfie

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#45

It’s An Instagram Koala Takeover!

It’s An Instagram Koala Takeover!

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#46

When You Accidentally Open Your Front Camera

When You Accidentally Open Your Front Camera

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rakuninaru
Community Member
4 years ago

haha

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#47

Cat Wanted To Take A Selfie

Cat Wanted To Take A Selfie

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Beatrice Alighieri
Community Member
4 years ago

Meowssion accomplished.

#48

So Today I Was Taking A Photo Of A Litter Of One Week Old Puppies When I Got Photobombed By My Other Dog

So Today I Was Taking A Photo Of A Litter Of One Week Old Puppies When I Got Photobombed By My Other Dog

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Lou Wow
Community Member
4 years ago

Not being fluffy enough I guess!

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#49

Let A Sloth Take A Selfie On My Phone In The Amazon

Let A Sloth Take A Selfie On My Phone In The Amazon

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Jean Nelson
Community Member
4 years ago

So cute

#50

What Cat?

What Cat?

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Nancy Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

He's behind me isn't he !!

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#51

How Do I Look?

How Do I Look?

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Barbara Delahunty
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4 years ago

Absolutely fabulous darling

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#52

Takin' A Selfie

Takin' A Selfie

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Sharita Sarmah
Community Member
4 years ago

Those eyes ❤

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#53

This Emu Is Definitely Not A Coward

This Emu Is Definitely Not A Coward

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Barbara Delahunty
Community Member
4 years ago

How emusing...

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#54

I Dropped My Phone And My Chicken Took A Selfie

I Dropped My Phone And My Chicken Took A Selfie

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Marcia
Community Member
4 years ago

That's one pissed off chicken

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#55

I Can't Decide If He Is The Most Interesting Dog Or The Happiest Dog Ever

I Can't Decide If He Is The Most Interesting Dog Or The Happiest Dog Ever

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Heather
Community Member
4 years ago

Pass me a Bud please.

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#56

Hmmm. Looks Like Someone Could Really Use A Pair Of Sunnies At The Moment

Hmmm. Looks Like Someone Could Really Use A Pair Of Sunnies At The Moment

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Amber Nicole
Community Member
4 years ago

Those teeth are the best thing I've seen all month!! So cute!!!

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#57

When You Sneak A Quick Selfie On Your Girls Phone

When You Sneak A Quick Selfie On Your Girls Phone

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Jean Nelson
Community Member
4 years ago

Keeping it cool

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#58

It Looks Like My Dog Is Taking A Selfie Of Him And My Wife In This Pic

It Looks Like My Dog Is Taking A Selfie Of Him And My Wife In This Pic

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Nancy Arnold
Community Member
4 years ago

Chins up ...

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#59

When My Dog Wants To Do A Selfie While My Cat Wants Nothing To Do With It

When My Dog Wants To Do A Selfie While My Cat Wants Nothing To Do With It

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Ernesta Brouwer
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn it Ralph not again!

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#60

Excited Dog And His Friend

Excited Dog And His Friend

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
4 years ago

Larry look! That guy is making faces at me! - Ben, that's you.

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#61

Come On Guys Lets Take A Selfie, Say Cheese

Come On Guys Lets Take A Selfie, Say Cheese

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Joanna
Community Member
4 years ago

Slick little critter

#62

Tiger Selfie

Tiger Selfie