Forget everything you learned at that once-in-a-lifetime photography class. And if there’s not much to forget to begin with, I’m talking drawing a blank page. We are now entering the alternative National Geographic where no definition, missed focus, awkward poses, and a shaky frame are things to be proud of.

“Crap Wildlife Photography” is a community that celebrates all the failed attempts at catching a grand prix pic of nature. From an out-of-focus mantis and an eagle hidden by a lamppost to a blurred carpenter bee that resembles a coffee stain, the shots are iconic in their own crappy way. A whopping 266K members and counting must be loving the safe space for remarkably low photography standards. And honestly, who wouldn’t?! Let’s take a look at the new batch of their crappiest wildlife pics, and if you just joined in, don’t forget to check out part 1 right here.

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#1

Jump With Joy

Jump With Joy

Oliver Hornberger Report

Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
4 months ago

This is actually a fantastic photo. Shouldn't be in the crappy ones section.

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#2

Add Your Description

Add Your Description

Mark Oertel Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
4 months ago

"Lady, my eyes are up here."

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#3

I Spent Thousands Of Dollars And Several Days To Get A Chance To Photograph A Great White Shark. Here It Is

I Spent Thousands Of Dollars And Several Days To Get A Chance To Photograph A Great White Shark. Here It Is

Kevin Lamb Report

Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago

Magnificent

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Crap Wildlife Photography is always a safe space to share failed attempts at capturing nature. But chances are, many of the entries were not meant to end up there. In fact, many have likely tried hard to take the pitch-perfect picture.

Animals in motion are particularly susceptible to becoming a crap wildlife photo. So if you still wanna try your luck next time, there’s a thing or two you should know about making it work. Most importantly, set the right camera settings before everything happens; find the right combination of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

If you often end up with blurry images, you probably haven’t “set fast shutter speed in order to freeze the animals during that right moment,” argues Julian Rad, wildlife photographer and contributor for Expert Photography. He also suggests ”taking images with an open aperture.” It allows a fast shutter speed.

#4

I Can Show You The World

I Can Show You The World

Michelle Sobek Report

Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Just taking his fish on a fly around the neighbourhood

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#5

What You Get When You Are Running A 90 Second Night Exposure At 2000 Iso And The Red Ass Firefly Is Attracted To Your Red Light On The Camera

What You Get When You Are Running A 90 Second Night Exposure At 2000 Iso And The Red Ass Firefly Is Attracted To Your Red Light On The Camera

David Rennie Report

Kristof De Smet
Community Member
4 months ago

That is cool!

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#6

This Guy Pecks On Our Door Almost Daily And Brings Offerings Of Bugs Snakes And Lizards

This Guy Pecks On Our Door Almost Daily And Brings Offerings Of Bugs Snakes And Lizards

Justin Singleton Report

Pan Narrans
Community Member
4 months ago

He wants too marry you.

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Another very important thing is making sure your ISO settings are in place in order to achieve that good image quality. “Figure out your camera’s limits and experiment a bit with ISO,” says Julian. This is very important for the overall impression of your final image.

The reason for a blurry image is likely a camera shake. And a lack of sharpness ruins even the best photos. Consider using the image stabilizer, or turning on an image stabilization feature if your camera has one.

#7

I Accidentally Shot This Photo While This Little Bastard Was Attacking Me. Triggerfish Are The Best

I Accidentally Shot This Photo While This Little Bastard Was Attacking Me. Triggerfish Are The Best

Martina Andrés Report

Chuckie
Community Member
4 months ago

Those teefs!

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#8

Interesting Place To Coccoon....

Interesting Place To Coccoon....

Carolina Wolf Report

Pan Narrans
Community Member
4 months ago

This one took some time...

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#9

Car Camping In Idaho A Few Years Ago. Bull Elk Came Up On The Car In The Middle Of The Night And I Had My Own Jurassic Park T-Rex Experience

Car Camping In Idaho A Few Years Ago. Bull Elk Came Up On The Car In The Middle Of The Night And I Had My Own Jurassic Park T-Rex Experience

Carly Muench Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
4 months ago

License and registration, please.

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#10

The Beautiful Whitetail Deer. Full Of Grace... And Our Idiot Cat Who Mistook Her For My Dog And Decided To Give Chase

The Beautiful Whitetail Deer. Full Of Grace... And Our Idiot Cat Who Mistook Her For My Dog And Decided To Give Chase

Madi Hagen Report

Pan Narrans
Community Member
4 months ago

You're mistaken. The cat is full of grace! The deer is just scenery to let your cat shine.

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#11

Best Crap Shot I've Taken!

Best Crap Shot I've Taken!

Michelle Schwartz Report

David Jeu
Community Member
4 months ago

Not a big fan of the new spiderman.

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#12

The Magnificent Sight Of An Elephant On The Dusty Plains Of Africa Scratching Its Balls On A Termite Mound

The Magnificent Sight Of An Elephant On The Dusty Plains Of Africa Scratching Its Balls On A Termite Mound

Mike Redding Report

David Jeu
Community Member
4 months ago

For a moment i thought it was a pile of poop.

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#13

I Tried My Best, Ok

I Tried My Best, Ok

Sheldon Grant Report

Bob Belcher
Community Member
4 months ago

Flying upside down after a long night if partying

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#14

Some Get Magestic Hawk Shots... I Get These

Some Get Magestic Hawk Shots... I Get These

Wendy Reyn Report

Slinkman
Community Member
4 months ago

Hawkward..

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#15

Tried To Get The Perfect Picture Of A Deer In The Rain. Instead I Get A Picture Of It Bolting, And It Looks Like It Has A Bird Nest With A Single Egg Instead Of An Ass

Tried To Get The Perfect Picture Of A Deer In The Rain. Instead I Get A Picture Of It Bolting, And It Looks Like It Has A Bird Nest With A Single Egg Instead Of An Ass

Tom Cunningham Report

mummy pig
Community Member
4 months ago

it's a gem, lol:D

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#16

When Your Subject Is Moving Far To Quickly For You To Possibly Capture It In Focus

When Your Subject Is Moving Far To Quickly For You To Possibly Capture It In Focus

Deanne Poschwatta Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
4 months ago

Good thing the tree move real slow.

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#17

I've Never Seen This Animal Before! Does Anyone Know What It's Called?

I've Never Seen This Animal Before! Does Anyone Know What It's Called?

Jenna Lindquist Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

It’s a Deerkey

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#18

Two Majestic Bald Eagles, One Photo Bombing Sea Lion... And A Crappy Auto Focus

Two Majestic Bald Eagles, One Photo Bombing Sea Lion... And A Crappy Auto Focus

Roelant Siekman Report

Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
4 months ago

Majestic.

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#19

Beautiful Brown Hyena In Namibia

Beautiful Brown Hyena In Namibia

Geesche Neuburg Report

R L
Community Member
4 months ago

Peek a boo!

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#20

One Of The Rarest Moments I've Ever Come Across In My Entire Life. Nailed. It.

One Of The Rarest Moments I've Ever Come Across In My Entire Life. Nailed. It.

Fräulein Hauteclocque Report

Stimpy
Community Member
4 months ago

Please stop throwing the owls

TheReader19
Community Member
3 months ago

No, it's the sport of Kings 😂

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MsM
Community Member
4 months ago

Owl be back in a minute ------------>

togcrewsc
Community Member
4 months ago

it's actually really cool tho

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
4 months ago

Finally, an explanation for UFO sightings.

M Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

The owl spitting tree. How rare!

Dave Chapman
Community Member
4 months ago

The quarterback drops back...and throws a bullet to the tight end over the middle...TOUCHDOWN!!! (We gonna miss Football season :( )

Ann Collingwood
Community Member
4 months ago

I think that this is great!

Pamela Paffett
Community Member
4 months ago

rare footage of the lesser spotted hover owl. Silent but deadly

Jaye Wall
Community Member
2 months ago

Owl 🦉 torpedo

Cassandra Martínez
Community Member
2 months ago

Cool one

Stefanie Montoya
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Supposed to come with wings?

Laura Crawley
Community Member
3 months ago

Hover owl drone

berna zapominszki
Community Member
3 months ago

:oooooooooooooo great!

Faith Livengood
Community Member
4 months ago

I thought it was a floating snake for a minute. Nope. An owl 🦉😹😹😹😹😹😹😹😹

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
4 months ago

Don't think of an owl moving like that!

Faith Nicole
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh wow.. perfect timing 😮♡

foxymiST.elliefreak
Community Member
4 months ago

not crappy

Keley Babs
Community Member
4 months ago

NNNYYYOOOOOMMM!!

Paizleypie
Community Member
4 months ago

Hover owl

divydumdrop hello
Community Member
4 months ago

this one is not too bad

Lynne Stankard
Community Member
4 months ago

A-Maz-Ing - love this xx

Maureen Peters
Community Member
4 months ago

It looks unreal, but it's real!

Diandra “Mss Didi” Blackthorn
Community Member
4 months ago

That's actually an awesome shot

melbfk
Community Member
4 months ago

Amazing shot.

Trevlig08
Community Member
4 months ago

Missowl

suramura
Community Member
4 months ago

hoverbird

Carole Hamilton
Community Member
4 months ago

brilliant 10 points for perfect execution

Maya Rosman
Community Member
4 months ago

Be one with the bullet...

Pie Friendly
Community Member
4 months ago

Nose-bombing!

Alina
Community Member
4 months ago

That branch is so weird, looks like drilled a hole in the tree and stuck it in there

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
4 months ago

Red bull skydiver in full costume ...

JJM
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes you certainly did.

Nul Nemo
Community Member
4 months ago

GERONIMOOOO!!!

Vincent Chirafisi
Community Member
4 months ago

Should've drunk that last RED Bull!

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
4 months ago

Nailed it ? You certainly did !

Amy Pontious
Community Member
4 months ago

Super owl to the rescue!!

Vyvyan Tan
Community Member
4 months ago

Hoverbird

Peggy Matrician
Community Member
4 months ago

Torpedo

Pamela E Brueckner
Community Member
4 months ago

A football with eyes and feathers

Toni Palmer
Community Member
4 months ago

Para gliding owl...cool!

NWB
Community Member
4 months ago

so cool!

Laraine Kendall
Community Member
4 months ago

What is it??

Michael Dworkin-Robertson
Community Member
4 months ago

this is actually not a crappy photo...

Colton Allen
Community Member
4 months ago

Bullet Bill realness

Jia Kia
Community Member
4 months ago

Angry bird

LivLlama
Community Member
4 months ago

To infinity and beyo-oof.

Veronica Elizabeth Busby
Community Member
4 months ago

Whoo hoo!

Nicky Battement
Community Member
4 months ago

When you get a bullet in mario cart (mid-formation)

Maverickw335
Community Member
4 months ago

The owl dive!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
4 months ago

Zooooom zoom

Beverly Anne Thompson
Community Member
4 months ago

Wowwwww!

Faye Bradbury
Community Member
4 months ago

Awesome!

Felicia Dale
Community Member
4 months ago

That is fabulous...

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
4 months ago

There's a mouse at the end of that intense gaze!!!

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
4 months ago

"OK! Wings tucked in for speed until we get to that loww level glide-in".,

Sushma Sachdev
Community Member
4 months ago

wow!

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
4 months ago

Therapist>"What do you think when you are trying to jump off a tree?" Owl>"YEET" Therapist>"NO!"

Denise Mirto
Community Member
4 months ago

cool

Vic
Community Member
4 months ago

Pearch on a tree: you are doing it wrong.

Chris Watson
Community Member
4 months ago

Perch

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Daniel Mason
Community Member
4 months ago

Owl be back

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#21

I Stayed In Nashville And Was Told There Was A Baby Groundhog In The Garden. I Got Obsessed With Seeing It And To My Delight It Appeared On The Last Morning. I Think It Thought It Was Hidden Behind The Pole

I Stayed In Nashville And Was Told There Was A Baby Groundhog In The Garden. I Got Obsessed With Seeing It And To My Delight It Appeared On The Last Morning. I Think It Thought It Was Hidden Behind The Pole

Felicity Cowie Report

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
4 months ago

Or pole dancing.

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#22

I Can Relate

I Can Relate

Cedrick Louault Report

nanashi
Community Member
4 months ago

accurately represents the mood I had during lockdown.

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#23

Behold The Red-Bellied Woodpecker Feasting On A Block Of Fresh Suet

Behold The Red-Bellied Woodpecker Feasting On A Block Of Fresh Suet

Heidi Harrison Report

Pan Narrans
Community Member
4 months ago

Oeh, I love the antics of squirrels. Especially the European red ones. They're so cute.

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#24

Disappointed Old Man Dove Gives You One Minute To Get The Heck Off Of His Lawn

Disappointed Old Man Dove Gives You One Minute To Get The Heck Off Of His Lawn

John Scharpen Report

Slinkman
Community Member
4 months ago

'Where is that rapport i asked you about 14 days ago?'

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#25

Hey Sexy

Hey Sexy

Alex Kuier Report

Talia
Community Member
4 months ago

More like "Hey thekthy"

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#26

I Don’t Want To Talk About It

I Don’t Want To Talk About It

Kevin Becker Report

Miss Cris
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

It looks as if the giraffe is floating

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#27

He Caught Me

He Caught Me

Lizzy Lizzard Report

Kristof De Smet
Community Member
4 months ago

You lookin' at me?

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#28

Came In Looking For A Midnight Snack, I Assume

Came In Looking For A Midnight Snack, I Assume

Ellie Els Report

MsM
Community Member
4 months ago

This picture is not of the best koality

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#29

It's That Crazy Door To Door Salesman Again

It's That Crazy Door To Door Salesman Again

Mike Davis Report

Slinkman
Community Member
4 months ago

Mantizzzzzhereagain!!Youwantbuymystuff?

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#30

He’s Angry About Something

He’s Angry About Something

Gregory Jahner III Report

Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
4 months ago

He lost a fight and just now came up with a perfect response.

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#31

‘Eagles In Speedboats’ Would Be The Name Of My Hipster Synth Electro Band

‘Eagles In Speedboats’ Would Be The Name Of My Hipster Synth Electro Band

Belle Samantha Raee Report

Demi Zwaan
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg, that bird is huge!

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#32

I Was Going For Cute, Then He Turned Around

I Was Going For Cute, Then He Turned Around

Kyndria Brown Report

Gert
Community Member
4 months ago

Other squirrels hide their nuts. This one's a rebel!

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#33

Eat Mee!

Eat Mee!

John Victor Jacobson Report

Francis
Community Member
4 months ago

i know humans with less clean teeth...

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#34

A Snow Bunting Tries To Put More Spin To Its' Crap Story

A Snow Bunting Tries To Put More Spin To Its' Crap Story

Daniel Cadieux Report

Colin Allcars
Community Member
4 months ago

Almost looks like it's getting ready to drill into that rock.

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#35

Ok, I’m Going!

Ok, I’m Going!

Sue Latimer Report

Jon S.
Community Member
4 months ago

I have never seen the tongue teeth before!

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#36

Nessie? Is That You? (Don’t Do Panorama Photos With Animals)

Nessie? Is That You? (Don’t Do Panorama Photos With Animals)

Alexandra Shyshkina‎ Report

Peachikeen
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like one of those swan boats.

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#37

Last Year These Guys Came Up Through A Vent Into My Kitchen... The Cats And Dog Watched Calmly And Disinterestedly As I Scooped Them Up With Oven Mitts And Cursed Myself For My Single Status

Last Year These Guys Came Up Through A Vent Into My Kitchen... The Cats And Dog Watched Calmly And Disinterestedly As I Scooped Them Up With Oven Mitts And Cursed Myself For My Single Status

Janette Frank Report

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
4 months ago

Cute!!

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#38

Ineffective Means Of Deterrence

Ineffective Means Of Deterrence

René Biberstein Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Haha, this reminds me when I was at the hospital in the outdoor garden. My daughter pointed out an owl high on one of the windows. I attempted to take a photo of it until a pigeon landed on it’s head and I realised it was a deterrant,

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#39

That Time I Learned Snakes Can Climb Brick Walls

That Time I Learned Snakes Can Climb Brick Walls

Jennifer Wills Report

Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago

I love it how it follows the lines of the bricks

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#40

Noticed A Carpenter Bee Following Me While I Was Doing Yard Work Today, So I Decided To Take A Picture

Noticed A Carpenter Bee Following Me While I Was Doing Yard Work Today, So I Decided To Take A Picture

Trevor St Jacques Report

Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago

It's trying to tell you something important

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#41

"What Do You Mean I Can’t Eat Inside!!”

"What Do You Mean I Can’t Eat Inside!!”

MK Doren Report

Kjorn
Community Member
4 months ago

are you eating eggs? are you serious??

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#42

Walking Home From The Bar One Night, I Was Challenged By This Powerful Trash Panda

Walking Home From The Bar One Night, I Was Challenged By This Powerful Trash Panda

Riley Sophia Penaluna Report

Kelly Mungai
Community Member
4 months ago

WATCH OUT for the laser eyes! Quick,Duck! Or fry on the ground u stand.

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#43

My New Camera Had A Night Mode And Was Trying To Get An Owl On The 4th Of July. I Think We Got Nuked Instead

My New Camera Had A Night Mode And Was Trying To Get An Owl On The 4th Of July. I Think We Got Nuked Instead

Chris Hildebrant Report

Mark
Community Member
4 months ago

Bad 80s SFX!

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#44

Needs A Cuddle, Whatever It Is

Needs A Cuddle, Whatever It Is

Viv Viv Report

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
4 months ago

Tasmanian devil

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#45

Not Quite The Majestic Leopard Shot I Wanted

Not Quite The Majestic Leopard Shot I Wanted

Jane Wolstencroft Report

Katrin
Community Member
4 months ago

Testicles are really a very unattractive bodypart

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#46

We All Have Days Like This

We All Have Days Like This

Amanda Fulghum Report

Mark
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Well at least it got the food, just has to eat it off the ground instead now :)

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#47

A Graceful Kudu In South Africa

A Graceful Kudu In South Africa

Nicole Liebenberg Report

Jill Pulcifer
Community Member
4 months ago

I think he wants you to get off his lawn.

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#48

Put A Trail Cam At Floor Level By The Front Door To See The Feral Cat We Thought We Were Feeding. Will Never Go Out That Door After Dark Again

Put A Trail Cam At Floor Level By The Front Door To See The Feral Cat We Thought We Were Feeding. Will Never Go Out That Door After Dark Again

Robin Bridgewater Tingley Report

Peter Kelly
Community Member
4 months ago

You fed the cat...to the bear!

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#49

Well... There Was A Frog Here

Well... There Was A Frog Here

Jenna Poncelet Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Took me a moment to realise.

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#50

Not Quite Sure I Interpreted The "Crap Wildlife" Part Of The Name Of The Group Name Correctly, But One Thing Is For Sure: This Polar Bear Is Not Peeing

Not Quite Sure I Interpreted The "Crap Wildlife" Part Of The Name Of The Group Name Correctly, But One Thing Is For Sure: This Polar Bear Is Not Peeing

Vide Brandt Report

Bender Bending Rodríguez
Community Member
4 months ago

Is that a CocaCola bear making more CocaCola?

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