Today, we’re going to open a blank page in whatever it is that we knew about photography. Focus? Throw it out. Composition? Never heard of it. Light? Out the window. Timing? Into the bin.

Now, let’s adapt these principles to wildlife photography and here we have it– the internet’s beloved corner on Facebook where people share their failed attempts at shooting animals in nature. “Crap Wildlife Photography” is a community where every failed photograph is celebrated, rather than criticized, so the result is super friendly members (451.3K of them and still growing!) and hilariously entertaining content.

Below we wrapped up a new batch of the crappiest wildlife images for you to enjoy, and after you’re done, be sure to check out our previous features with more spectacular disasters caught on camera here, here and here.

#1

My Photo Skills May Be Crap, But His Posing Skills Are Divine

My Photo Skills May Be Crap, But His Posing Skills Are Divine

Sophie Newcomb Report

tara
Community Member
2 months ago

Good look'n 'roo!

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I Tell My Dad About All The Funny Things I See On Here. He Wanted To Get In On The Action. This Baby Squirrel Climbed Up His Leg When He Was Mowing The Lawn. So He Took A Pic With His Phone, Went To CVS And Printed It Out, Mailed It To Me And Told Me To Share

I Tell My Dad About All The Funny Things I See On Here. He Wanted To Get In On The Action. This Baby Squirrel Climbed Up His Leg When He Was Mowing The Lawn. So He Took A Pic With His Phone, Went To CVS And Printed It Out, Mailed It To Me And Told Me To Share

Jamie Murphy Flynn Report

Quitethedilemma
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Wish I could upvote this a million times more for the effort he put in to be a part of it. Cuteness the squirrel doesn't want to let go. Edit: Yay thank you everyone for upvoting this.

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#3

2 A.m.—“Someone Is At Your Door” Notification

2 A.m.—“Someone Is At Your Door” Notification

Shannon Epperson Report

tara
Community Member
2 months ago

He's smiling!

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Wildlife photography is a genre of photography that covers animals and their habitats. It can be challenging to capture the perfect photo of an animal in the wild, but the results can be stunning. Many amateurs have felt tempted to do so, but not all of them succeed.

However, the Crap Wildlife Photography Facebook group is not criticizing the failed attempts, but on the contrary, celebrating them for how entertaining they are. The group’s description states: “This group is for all those photos that you took that didn't turn out quite right. Maybe you chopped off that pigeon’s head, or maybe that lemur ran up the tree and you only caught its tail.”

Today, the Crap Wildlife Photography community is home to a whopping 451.2K members and it seems nowhere near stopping.

#4

Well Hi!

Well Hi!

Dani Goodlett Report

Agfox
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Gimme a hive figh - wait, what?

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#5

This Is A Pic Of A Vine Snake, Taken By A Friend Of Mine

This Is A Pic Of A Vine Snake, Taken By A Friend Of Mine

Sherrie Moss Report

JoyfulZebra
Community Member
2 months ago

The smollest of danger noodles

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#6

I Did Not Take This Picture However I **am** The Woman On The Shore Appearing To Be Handing Off Something To A Prehistoric Era Seagull

I Did Not Take This Picture However I **am** The Woman On The Shore Appearing To Be Handing Off Something To A Prehistoric Era Seagull

Paula Northway Poland Report

tara
Community Member
2 months ago

This is awesome

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We suspect that it takes talent, skill, stamina, and everything in between to take a pitch-perfect shot, but the professionals know it best. So in a previous interview, Bored Panda spoke with Marina Cano, an award-winning wildlife photographer and Canon ambassador whose work has been on the covers of National Geographic, and in 2015 she was a finalist of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest. If there’s someone who knows what it takes to get that golden shot, it must be her.“It lies in how unpredictable the animals can be,” explained Marina, “but that’s also the most exciting thing about capturing the one perfectly timed photo.”

#7

You've Heard Of The Blue Bird Of Happiness? This Ain't Him

You've Heard Of The Blue Bird Of Happiness? This Ain't Him

Clarette Ziesman Report

Moose
Community Member
2 months ago

He's the Grey Bird of Disapproval.

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#8

Black Buzzards On Tombstones On A Foggy Morning

Black Buzzards On Tombstones On A Foggy Morning

Gary D. Ward Report

tara
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh I love this spooky photo!

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#9

Just A Bear Waiting For A Tasty Dumpster Deposit

Just A Bear Waiting For A Tasty Dumpster Deposit

Valerie Crow Report

Okatango
Community Member
2 months ago

Very cute, but this needs to be managed. If people are throwing food into open dumpsters, it attracts the bears and eventually human fear results in the bears' deaths. Please, please push the town to install bear-proof garbage disposal and use dumpsters only for construction or renovation site waste.

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Marina argued that the most important thing to know before taking a camera is that whatever happens that day, you will come back home happy to have been in the wild. On top of that, you need to be passionate, because that way, “you won’t blame anything and just enjoy it.”

A day in the life of a wildlife photography professional looks “more or less like a normal job,” except when you shoot in the bush, Marina said. “The days in the bush make this job the most enjoyable profession on Earth.”On one such day, Marina wakes up at around 4:00. “I have the rest of the daylight to spend in nature, to be witness, and to expect, if lucky, to capture the most extraordinary action out there.”

#10

This Dragonfly Found A Comfy Spot To Rest

This Dragonfly Found A Comfy Spot To Rest

Joanna Rhodes Report

Losferatu
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a beautiful Butt-erfly!

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#11

Saw The Cutest Critter On My Window. Tried To Get A Good Shot, But They All Just Made Me Giggle

Saw The Cutest Critter On My Window. Tried To Get A Good Shot, But They All Just Made Me Giggle

Dixie Poe Brooks Report

Alex Thorburn
Community Member
2 months ago

SUP

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#12

Yes! Yes! Pollinate Me, Baby!

Yes! Yes! Pollinate Me, Baby!

Josephine K. Parrilli Report

Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

i spit my coffee out because of the title :D

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The health benefits of being in nature are nothing new. But they became more evident than ever before during the pandemic, when countries around the world implemented lockdowns with varying intensities. Researchers have noticed that there’s been a direct link between lockdowns and deterioration of mental health, including post-traumatic stress symptoms, anger and anxiety.

#13

Abrakadabra!!!

Abrakadabra!!!

Pat Allegro-Smith Report

Debbie Barnes
Community Member
2 months ago

Love this photo.. So much better then birds just sitting in a tree. :)

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#14

We Had A Quick Trip To Scotland And We Saw Some Red Deer. There Was A Magnificent Stag. Behold

We Had A Quick Trip To Scotland And We Saw Some Red Deer. There Was A Magnificent Stag. Behold

Amber Lynn Daniels Report

Robecca
Community Member
2 months ago

No paparazzi pls

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#15

Clearly, “Front Facing” Is Not The Best Way To Capture A Great Egret!

Clearly, “Front Facing” Is Not The Best Way To Capture A Great Egret!

Erica Shows Report

MissyTheUniverse
Community Member
2 months ago

What you lookin at?

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For a long time, it’s been evident that interacting with nature reduces stress, but it was not clear how long and how often the engagement has to be. It was also unknown what kind of nature experience would bring the best results. But in 2019, an illuminating study was published in Frontiers in Psychology that showed some very interesting findings.

After running an experiment, the scientists found that spending at least 20 to 30 minutes immersed in a nature setting was associated with the biggest drop in cortisol levels. According to the report published in Harvard Health Journal, “after that time, additional stress-reduction benefit accrued more slowly. Time of day and specific settings didn't affect stress levels. So the next time you need to de-stress or just work on your mental well-being, find a nature setting you enjoy and spend some time there.”

#16

Got Up In The Middle Of The Night To Pee When I Heard Someone Singing The Song Of Their People

Got Up In The Middle Of The Night To Pee When I Heard Someone Singing The Song Of Their People

Hayley Culverwell Report

Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

My my, what a strange looking tail you have!

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#17

Snapped The Shot Just In Time

Snapped The Shot Just In Time

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Kevin Garren
Community Member
2 months ago

Rabb-itation.

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#18

If You're Wondering What A Bumble Bee Trail Looks Like On The Hood Of A Car That Has Dew On It... Here Ya Go

If You're Wondering What A Bumble Bee Trail Looks Like On The Hood Of A Car That Has Dew On It... Here Ya Go

Alice Penix Report

Magpie
Community Member
2 months ago

I like this one. A lot.

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#19

Ride ‘Em, Cowboy!

Ride ‘Em, Cowboy!

Cynthia Lanoue Report

Kevin Garren
Community Member
2 months ago

Onward!

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#20

I Call It "Raccoons At Dawn"

I Call It "Raccoons At Dawn"

Nancy Utz Report

tara
Community Member
2 months ago

Too cute!

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#21

I’ve Never Felt So Judged In My Life

I’ve Never Felt So Judged In My Life

Danielle Blavat Report

D Battle II
Community Member
2 months ago

Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip!

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#22

This Melancholy Great Blue Heron Was In No Mood For Small Talk, Or Photography

This Melancholy Great Blue Heron Was In No Mood For Small Talk, Or Photography

Gary Holmes Report

Scooter
Community Member
2 months ago

No, don't speak. Just leave me alone.

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#23

The Alaska Hummingbirds Are Huge This Year

The Alaska Hummingbirds Are Huge This Year

Zane Jones Report

Olivia Lisbon
Community Member
2 months ago

So it’s a hummingbear…?

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#24

My Artistic Snail Is Back! And He Brought A Friend To Help Out!

My Artistic Snail Is Back! And He Brought A Friend To Help Out!

Jamie Sims Report

MonkeyInTheMiddle
Community Member
2 months ago

They're both in the top left corner too!

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#25

This Idiot Was On The Side View Mirror Goin 60 Mph, And Obviously I Let Him In. He Sat Like This, By Himself, For 20 Mins Till We Got Home And Were Able To Get Him Back Outside

This Idiot Was On The Side View Mirror Goin 60 Mph, And Obviously I Let Him In. He Sat Like This, By Himself, For 20 Mins Till We Got Home And Were Able To Get Him Back Outside

Karrah Crain Report

tara
Community Member
2 months ago

That's so nice that you helped him.

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#26

Me: Look At That Pretty Sunrise… Squirrel: Hold My Beer!

Me: Look At That Pretty Sunrise… Squirrel: Hold My Beer!

Barbi Caruso Report

Queen penguin
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2 months ago

The squirrel makes it better imo

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#27

Got This Gorgeous Shot Of A Snowy Egret... Aren't You All Jealous?

Got This Gorgeous Shot Of A Snowy Egret... Aren't You All Jealous?

Ruthie Quilts Report

Debbie Barnes
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not all bad.. As a judge would say.. 'it contains movement' Ha, ha, ha..

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#28

Other Countries: Majestic Native Wildlife New Zealand Wildlife:

Other Countries: Majestic Native Wildlife New Zealand Wildlife:

Briar Kennedy Report

Andrea Pereira
Community Member
2 months ago

Goofy wildlife. Of course is NewZ.

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#29

An Elk Said Hi To Me Today

An Elk Said Hi To Me Today

ScottandKelly Dean Report

BeKindAnyway
Community Member
2 months ago

Boop!

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#30

I Was Minding My Own Business Eating My Own Chips

I Was Minding My Own Business Eating My Own Chips

George Williams Report

𝓂𝒾𝓃𝓃𝒾𝑒
Community Member
2 months ago

first pic: what are you eating? second pic:it shall be MINE!!!!!!!!

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#31

Do You Think I Should Warn My Neighbours?

Do You Think I Should Warn My Neighbours?

Jo Stanser-Collins Report

Alice Teasdale
Community Member
2 months ago

Well it's clearly the Dursleys' house, so unless Harry's home, then no

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#32

When You’re Trying To Get A Nice Photo And The Subject Won’t Take It Seriously

When You’re Trying To Get A Nice Photo And The Subject Won’t Take It Seriously

Ciji Birch Report

WordWeaver
Community Member
2 months ago

Derp!

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#33

I Have To Put Up With This Every Day

I Have To Put Up With This Every Day

Update: that’s not my car, he’s peeping over from the neighbours garden. Just felt the need to add that.

Al Coe Report

tara
Community Member
2 months ago

I would love to put up with that little peeping tom.

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#34

Not Something You See Every Day Driving Down The Road

Not Something You See Every Day Driving Down The Road

Sheila Attia Report

Beck
Community Member
2 months ago

I have to say it... "Deeez nuts"!!

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#35

This Is Fred. When You Order Food From The Wendy’s, Fred Sits On Your Car And Stares At You, Hoping You’ll Toss Him A Fry (We Didn’t, So He Pooped On My Hood)

This Is Fred. When You Order Food From The Wendy’s, Fred Sits On Your Car And Stares At You, Hoping You’ll Toss Him A Fry (We Didn’t, So He Pooped On My Hood)

Amanda Stanford Report

KitKat
Community Member
2 months ago

Everyone must pay the chip tax 🍟

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#36

On My Driveway. Literal Wildlife [Pooping]

On My Driveway. Literal Wildlife [Pooping]

Chris Nickerson Report

Pan Narrans
Community Member
2 months ago

This looks SO deliberate!

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#37

Whaddup? My Hubby Took This Photo Of A Lightning Bug And I Thought It Was So Cute!

Whaddup? My Hubby Took This Photo Of A Lightning Bug And I Thought It Was So Cute!

Kristin 'Kriss' Leftwich Report

Francis
Community Member
2 months ago

maybe i have no clue, what a good pic looks like.. this pic doesn't look as bad as others? it's quite good?

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#38

I’ve Always Wanted To Take A Photo Of A Majestic Bull Moose. Maybe This One Isn’t It

I’ve Always Wanted To Take A Photo Of A Majestic Bull Moose. Maybe This One Isn’t It

Chris Polozola Roth Report

tara
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Don't let him use this pic on his dating profile.

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#39

And We're Outta Here

And We're Outta Here

Jennifer St Pierre Report

tara
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh that baby!!

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#40

He Croaked, By That I Mean He Was Croaking While He Was Doing This. Then He Just Flipped Over And Swam Away

He Croaked, By That I Mean He Was Croaking While He Was Doing This. Then He Just Flipped Over And Swam Away

Jonathan C Cook Report

Nancy Yarc
Community Member
2 months ago

Belly needed warming up??!

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#41

My First Shot Of A Bald Eagle

My First Shot Of A Bald Eagle

Bryan Skiffington Report

Moose
Community Member
2 months ago

He looks worried.

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#42

Solicitous Squirrel

Solicitous Squirrel

We have a squirrel around our condo that we catch acting human. He stands on his back legs, almost tips his head like he’s saying sup? At times. One day my man saw him eating a nut standing in his back legs with an arm over his belly. We’ve laughed and talked for a year about this squirrel. Then this week I’m walking my 17yo rescue without phone and see this squirrel propping one leg on metal pole and other leg spread wide staring me down. I start laughing and was like the one time i don’t have camera. Dog finishes, clean up and head in for phone as he was still on fence like this. That being said... As I approach and zoom in to take pics, he totally starts hamming it up. He seriously stares me down and as i get close he throws an arm over the fence like he’s saying “how you doin?” “Like what you see!?” I have been laughing all week so without further ado here is my solicitous squirrel 🐿 after tbone and a pic before he went full on model lol

Lindsey Bates Report

tara
Community Member
2 months ago

He's handsome and he knows it.

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#43

If You’re Going For It, Go All In!

If You’re Going For It, Go All In!

Leah Scheidt Report

Okatango
Community Member
2 months ago

Small rodent under snow...

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#44

Whaaaaaaaat? Helmuth Is Screaming But I Don’t Understand Seagull, Can Any Off You Guys Help?

Whaaaaaaaat? Helmuth Is Screaming But I Don’t Understand Seagull, Can Any Off You Guys Help?

Gunver Ulrike Lønfeldt Report

Andrea Pereira
Community Member
2 months ago

He wants an ice cream

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#45

Peeked Under A Rock And This Fish Startled Me

Peeked Under A Rock And This Fish Startled Me

Riki Lee Christmas Report

MissyTheUniverse
Community Member
2 months ago

I think you startled him...

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#46

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Watching The Manatees Roll Around

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Watching The Manatees Roll Around

Niki Marineau Report

Andrea Pereira
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a bottle of happiness.

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#47

I Think They Nailed The Family Photo

I Think They Nailed The Family Photo

Heather Lynn Gotti Report

Andrea Pereira
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorry. Awesome photo. But a stupendous piece of $hit non withstanding...

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#48

Shadow Goose

Shadow Goose

Amy Owens Report

Brivid
Community Member
2 months ago

Cue horror movie scream here.

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#49

Years Of Experience Has Helped Me Develop My Own Photographic Style

Years Of Experience Has Helped Me Develop My Own Photographic Style

Eric Zeiburlins Report

Robert Trebor
Community Member
2 months ago

You have to start photographing rabbits before they are in view, as they always run away.

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#50

I Was Supposed To Submit This Photo To The Beautiful Architecture Photography Group, But It Was Rejected. So Here I Am

I Was Supposed To Submit This Photo To The Beautiful Architecture Photography Group, But It Was Rejected. So Here I Am

Tan Yong Lin Report

Eb
Community Member
2 months ago

Singapore?

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#51

Can I Interest You In Some Auto Insurance?

Can I Interest You In Some Auto Insurance?

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Silver
Community Member
2 months ago

he did it. he reached you about your car's extended warranty.

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#52

My Neighbors Accidentally Domesticated A Squirrel. Taken While They Were Petsitting My Dog!

My Neighbors Accidentally Domesticated A Squirrel. Taken While They Were Petsitting My Dog!

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Community Member
2 months ago

"JEREMY? WHERE ARE MY PECANS JEREMY I WANT MY PECANS"

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#53

👁👄👁

👁👄👁

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2 months ago

oops I accidentally wrote the description as the source

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#54

Here's The Summation Of Tourists Taking Pics Of Elk In The Great Smokies.

Here's The Summation Of Tourists Taking Pics Of Elk In The Great Smokies.

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Noah Libitsky
Community Member
2 months ago

Blep

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#55

Is It A Hippo Or Is It A Beautiful Voluptuous Lady Welcoming The Rain

Is It A Hippo Or Is It A Beautiful Voluptuous Lady Welcoming The Rain

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jjdubs W
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes!

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#56

I Rescued This Little Fella From A Wildfire Happened Last Year In Antalya Turkey. Now He Is Ok

I Rescued This Little Fella From A Wildfire Happened Last Year In Antalya Turkey. Now He Is Ok

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rhubarb
Community Member
2 months ago

Glad you rescued him!

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#57

Shanks For The Nut

Shanks For The Nut

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peace
Community Member
2 months ago

swwwwweeeeet

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#58

“Hey, Buddy - Whatcha Doin’ There?”

“Hey, Buddy - Whatcha Doin’ There?”

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Alexandria Z
Community Member
2 months ago

But, but. I wanted to go that a way

#59

My Cat Syahs Favorite Way To Sit

My Cat Syahs Favorite Way To Sit

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C C
Community Member
2 months ago

At least the kitty is being modest lol

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#60

Miss Johnnie, Your Birdfeeder Is Empty!

Miss Johnnie, Your Birdfeeder Is Empty!

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Weim Central
Community Member
2 months ago

I get this from our patrons as well.

#61

This Vole Turned His Back On Me So He Just Looks Like A Tiny Blob 😂

This Vole Turned His Back On Me So He Just Looks Like A Tiny Blob 😂

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jjdubs W
Community Member
2 months ago

I said no photos!

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#62

In Case Y’all Didn’t Know That Gators Like Marshmallows 😅

In Case Y’all Didn’t Know That Gators Like Marshmallows 😅

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Felice Coles
Community Member
2 months ago

Better marshmallows than pieces of YOU!

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#63

"Oh, Look. A Deer." "Take A Picture." Me:...

"Oh, Look. A Deer." "Take A Picture." Me:...

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jjdubs W
Community Member
2 months ago

Ha!

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#64

Bunny Pedicure

Bunny Pedicure

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Community Member
2 months ago

This bunny just struck a pose for me. Looks like he might be aghast. :)

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#65

Cheese

Cheese

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Felice Coles
Community Member
2 months ago

"Now!"

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#66

He Was Hopping Alongside Me On A Walk.

He Was Hopping Alongside Me On A Walk.

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Renee Prete
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like he's doing 1 arm push-ups

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#67

Just A Seal.

Just A Seal.

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Phoenix Hocking
Community Member
2 months ago

Yo...can't a guy take a bath in peace?

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#68

While At The Zoo, I Caught A Beautiful Picture Of The Elusive Tasmanian Devil. Please Enjoy My Fine Artistry. (It Looked Better In Person I Promise)

While At The Zoo, I Caught A Beautiful Picture Of The Elusive Tasmanian Devil. Please Enjoy My Fine Artistry. (It Looked Better In Person I Promise)

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Bored Retsuko
Community Member
2 months ago

🧐

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#69

Sure, Admire My Colorful Fur While I Nom This Honey

Sure, Admire My Colorful Fur While I Nom This Honey