Not everything in nature is as beautiful or as hilarious as we're mostly used to. It has a dark side, too, and I'll completely understand if this list by Bored Panda forces you to build a pillow-fort in your living room and avoid going outside for a week.

From a mama centipede protecting its babies to a wasp colony building a nest around a discarded doll, these pictures feature some of the scariest things Mother Earth has to offer. Scroll down to test how brave you are, and vote for your favorite entries.

#1

This Lava Pit Looks Like It's Sucking The Souls Of The Damned Into Hell

This Lava Pit Looks Like It's Sucking The Souls Of The Damned Into Hell

hip_hop_opotimus Report

John L
Community Member
3 years ago

Where's Dante when we really need him. :D

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#2

Hermit Crab Using A Discarded Doll Head For A Shell

Hermit Crab Using A Discarded Doll Head For A Shell

SplitArgento Report

Annemarie Elshout
Community Member
3 years ago

its a friend of Woody in toystory

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#3

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

Wasps Build Nest Around A Discarded Child's Doll

ho-tron Report

Derpicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

*throws arms up and runs in circles* NOOOOOPE NOPETY NOPE NOPERS

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#4

This Frog Was Found All Dried Up And Withered Outside The Store In The Morning. The Store Manager Said, "Let's Try Splashing Some Water On It," And Holy Sh*t It Came Back To F*cking Life

This Frog Was Found All Dried Up And Withered Outside The Store In The Morning. The Store Manager Said, "Let's Try Splashing Some Water On It," And Holy Sh*t It Came Back To F*cking Life

9999monkeys Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Sounds like something that's possible only in cartoons. ♥

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#5

An Abandoned Hornet's Nest My Dad Found In His Shed That He Hadn't Been In For A Couple Years. The Head Is Apart Of A Wooden Statue It Fused With

An Abandoned Hornet's Nest My Dad Found In His Shed That He Hadn't Been In For A Couple Years. The Head Is Apart Of A Wooden Statue It Fused With

CountBubs Report

#PugLife
Community Member
3 years ago

That is HORRIFYING.

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#6

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

Mama Centipede Protecting Her Babies

gDisasters Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

Mama nope protecting her little nopes.

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#7

Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice

Somebody Responsible For The Lake Found The Fox (Which Drowned) In The Ice, Cut Him Out And Put Him Back On The Ice To Keep People Off The Ice

3urny Report

#PugLife
Community Member
3 years ago

Certainly beats a wooden sign.

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#8

Cymothoa Exigua Is A Type Of Parasite That Enters Fish's Gills, Eats Their Tongue, And Then Replaces It

Cymothoa Exigua Is A Type Of Parasite That Enters Fish's Gills, Eats Their Tongue, And Then Replaces It

taffetatam Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That parasite even looks happy....

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#9

Husks Of Dead Flowers In My Garden. Look Like Skulls/Plague Masks

Husks Of Dead Flowers In My Garden. Look Like Skulls/Plague Masks

TAHTPB Report

Stephanie Hutner
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like slipknot masks

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#10

Devil's Fingers Fungus

Devil's Fingers Fungus

DJHbutterflies Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Now I know the inspiration for the Alien films.

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#11

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

Smiiiittttttthhhhhers

beardol Report

Troux
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a young Goblin Shark.

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#12

So Many Bees In The Wall That Their Honey Is Leaking Through An Outlet

So Many Bees In The Wall That Their Honey Is Leaking Through An Outlet

bex4331 Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

And attracting ants!!!

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#13

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

Antarctic Worm Species Called Eulagisca Gigantean

Grim_Reaper_O7 Report

spirit wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

Holy shit don't fucking touch that...

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#14

Snake Head Caterpillar

Snake Head Caterpillar

yongchiunhuei Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

I just hope that the butterfly doesn't have a snake head. Flying snakes, that's what we need.

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#15

This Busy Owl Killed 70+ Lemmings And Surrounded His Nest With Their Fresh Corpses

This Busy Owl Killed 70+ Lemmings And Surrounded His Nest With Their Fresh Corpses

Christine Blais-Soucy Report

Samantha Barnard
Community Member
3 years ago

Cosy

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#16

A Centipede That Was Devoured By A Viper, Ate Its Way Out

A Centipede That Was Devoured By A Viper, Ate Its Way Out

Xavier Bonnet Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

So the snake thought that the blade-mouthed bug would make a good lunch.

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#17

This Tree In Nebraska Was Struck By Lightning And Burning Afterwards A Day Later

This Tree In Nebraska Was Struck By Lightning And Burning Afterwards A Day Later

kimchigimchee Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Side quest!

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#18

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

Lizard Growing Another Foot On It's Tail?

NegativeCreep12 Report

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Ha! And you though only cells could reproduce asexually. One day... one day.

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#19

Fireants Create A Floating Island Of Themselves To Ride Out The Houston Flooding

Fireants Create A Floating Island Of Themselves To Ride Out The Houston Flooding

jumbodung Report

Aunt Messy
Community Member
3 years ago

As someone who's been bitten by those little tidbits from Hell, it would not be a problem for me if a wave took care of them.

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#20

Was About To Show My Kids That Cicada Shells Aren't Gross And Scary When

Was About To Show My Kids That Cicada Shells Aren't Gross And Scary When

Snarcasm101 Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

It did it on purpose. Waiting for the perfect moment to prank on you.

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#21

These Reticulated Pythons Self-Segregated Themselves Based On Color Just After Hatching

These Reticulated Pythons Self-Segregated Themselves Based On Color Just After Hatching

SkylerRaye Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like a box of guts!

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#22

Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus) Bull Showing Antlers That Are Shedding Velvet, North America

Caribou (Rangifer Tarandus) Bull Showing Antlers That Are Shedding Velvet, North America

Mark Raycroft Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks gory, but still really impressive.

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#23

A Beehive Built Around Wind Chimes At My Friend's House

A Beehive Built Around Wind Chimes At My Friend's House

geisslereliz Report

Judh Palcon Domo
Community Member
3 years ago

Because they do not want noise.

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#24

The Sheepshead Fish Has Human-Like Teeth

The Sheepshead Fish Has Human-Like Teeth

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Lila Launehase
Community Member
3 years ago

He can be happy he still has his tongue...

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#25

Wingless Fly Penicillidia That Attaches To Bats' Heads And Never Leaves Its Body

Wingless Fly Penicillidia That Attaches To Bats' Heads And Never Leaves Its Body

Piotr Naskrecki Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Spiderman vs. Batman

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#26

This Gecko With Three Tails

This Gecko With Three Tails

Osshhhh Report

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor guy. I'm sure the others make fun of it.

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#27

Ant On My Porch Carrying The Head Of His Vanquished Enemy

Ant On My Porch Carrying The Head Of His Vanquished Enemy

liedel Report

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

May be it will put it in on top of door of its Ant-home, fancy design!

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#28

A Landslide In Taiwan

A Landslide In Taiwan

itza_me Report

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

"Well then..."

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#29

The Battle

The Battle

Jose Garcia Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Stalemate?

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#30

My Mussel Contained A Tiny Half-Eaten Crab

My Mussel Contained A Tiny Half-Eaten Crab

jaredjeya Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

I've found a half eaten worm in my pear once... guess where was the other half.

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#31

My Cousin Caught A Lobster With Double Pinchers. Both Claws Work

My Cousin Caught A Lobster With Double Pinchers. Both Claws Work

aperull Report

PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

Again stop polluting our Waters God this world is screwed

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#32

A Venus Fly Trap Getting A Huge Meal

A Venus Fly Trap Getting A Huge Meal

streamable Report

Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Why do people buy these plants ? My brother had one for a long time

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#33

Spiked Skeleton

Spiked Skeleton

helmstif Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Puffer fish?

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#34

Arachnids Aren't Safe From Cordyceps Fungus Either

Arachnids Aren't Safe From Cordyceps Fungus Either

Hovie1 Report

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

It's "The last of us" zombie fungus.

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#35

Battle-Scarred Hippo

Battle-Scarred Hippo

_waffleiron Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Reminds me of the giant whale in One Piece, was similarly scarred.

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#36

Lamprey's Mouth

Lamprey's Mouth

blickwinkel Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years ago

Wanna Kiss XD ?

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#37

Millions Of Fire Ants Floating In Flooding From Harvey

Millions Of Fire Ants Floating In Flooding From Harvey

TheScaryNature Report

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't even want to imagine the agony of creatures that will come in their way!

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#38

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

Lightning Struck This Fishing Rod

BubbleBoyB Report

Blue Hippo
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you sure that didn't come from the shower drain?

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#39

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

This Crab Claw Grew Another Smaller Claw

damn_u_scuba_steve Report

Sanchit Jain
Community Member
3 years ago

awww.. that's cute!

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#40

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

Brave Patriot Bald Eagle Takes Down Wimpy Canadian Goose

frozen-silver Report

criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

There is nothing wimpy about a Canadian goose! But size and talons make the difference.

Henrik Nederberg
Community Member
3 years ago

They are shitty birds though. Literally. they come to Sweden over the summer and shit on every available fucking beach they come across.

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Ashley Fernandes
Community Member
3 years ago

Shockingly....the Eagle was armed and the Goose was not. #canadavsUSA

Linda Bellofatto
Community Member
3 years ago

Canada Goose. Not "Canadian" Goose.

Aaron Menefee
Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you for that. I was about to correct them as well.

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FAKENAME FAKENAME
Community Member
3 years ago

As a Canadian I wholeheartedly don't give a fuck

Amanda Harker
Community Member
3 years ago

The American attitude summed up in one title.

P.Brux FHell
Community Member
3 years ago

My thoughts exactly.

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PsychoPrincess
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm Canadian and I can tell you full well that Those geese are not wimpy. tell that to my broken arm when I was a kid. apparently goslings are not that cute at least when moms around.

Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Never had a personal experience with those geese, yet (LUCKILY!). But I also steer clear of them, whenever we cross paths... in Europe.

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Pelleh Din
Community Member
3 years ago

America's got Talons

Mike Ebers
Community Member
3 years ago

They are Canada Geese, not Canadian Geese....the geese do not have a nationality!

Vince Piscar
Community Member
3 years ago

I think it's performing cpr... don't be quick to judge

Liz Green
Community Member
3 years ago

SOMEONE HELP US! MY FRIEND IS HURT!

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Megan Couture
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen this shot before and this is NOT how this story ended....the goose broke free and the Eagle evently took off...Canada geese can hold their own! http://globalnews.ca/news/2745222/battle-between-american-eagle-and-canada-goose-caught-on-camera/

Sophie G
Community Member
3 years ago

brave would be the hippo from above ;)

XxInstantKarmaxX
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

Canadian Geese are scary giant Bald Eagles are even worse

eaglegreen
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a Canada goose, not Canadian.

Mr. Toothless
Community Member
3 years ago

awww

Christopher Yarmer
Community Member
3 years ago

'Murica!

Celestial Lynx
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a perfect representation of the "cool kid" school bully vs the "average Joe" new kid...

Brandon Collinsworth
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah! 'Murica! Woo! Hoo!

Yo Yo Yo Bro
Community Member
3 years ago

Canada is great

Chris Toney
Community Member
3 years ago

Like militarized police departments and citizens.

Alex (TheSarcasticSister)
Community Member
3 years ago

*Puts on annoying glasses* Ahem, it's Canada Goose

Johanna Zamora
Community Member
3 years ago

A Canadian Goose can break your arm. Brave eagle.

Maverick rudometkin
Community Member
3 years ago

Look Ma! look what i did

Krista Leary
Community Member
3 years ago

That goose is like WTF Todd.!>!

Ben Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Yikes. Strong bird.

Marylou Ackert
Community Member
5 months ago

DONT PISS ME OFF !

X ElectricReaper X
Community Member
10 months ago

geese are AGGRESSIVE. How about no.

Susan Hart
Community Member
11 months ago

Wait 'til fusee a SeaHawk!

LAURIE HOGENSON
Community Member
1 year ago

That goose is like Martha dump truck and the eagle is the heathers

Lewis Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

there's a MAGA joke in here somewhere.....

HMFan2010
Community Member
2 years ago

Canada geese are jerks.

Shaylynne Gosnell
Community Member
2 years ago

america vs. canada

Kelly Aghaoba
Community Member
2 years ago

US vs Canada

Karin Morris
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes Canadian Geese are tough too, and VERY large but the Eagle is much quicker and has that sharp Bill. That bird is so majestic. Great choice for the National Bird

Lando Deltoro
Community Member
2 years ago

MERICA!!!!!

Richard Carr
Community Member
2 years ago

EAGLES ARE TOUGH SOBS.

Trisha Haskett
Community Member
2 years ago

They are called Canada Geese.

Taylor Wiberg
Community Member
2 years ago

“HEFTY HEFTY , wimpy wimpy”

Taylor Wiberg
Community Member
2 years ago

“HEFTY HEFTY, wimpy wimpy”

Carlo Garcia
Community Member
2 years ago

SAY NO TO BULLYING!!!Seriously guys.

Joseph Bills
Community Member
3 years ago

Most patriotic picture I've ever seen.

Joshua Guttman
Community Member
3 years ago

'Merica

Yaya Sophie
Community Member
3 years ago

BAHAHAHAHAHA. The eagle looks like he didn't even take down the goose for any reason whatsoever!

August Walks
Community Member
3 years ago

Bully bird

Tammy Chapman
Community Member
3 years ago

I remember being at a zoo or a park once and the geese did not like me. They chased me and tried to bite me. One of them actually did bite me. Yet, I have never been bitten by an eagle...lol.

Erica Lemieux
Community Member
3 years ago

Another instance of Americans opressing Canadians

Nikolette Battle
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyone that's been chased or attacked by one knows a Canada Goose is no wimp. https://youtu.be/0OCKYWBSnFI

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

Not talking shyt now are you

Walkus-Andrew Andrea
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol. Eagles are more ours than it is the Americans. And..yes...the goose isn't wimpy at all. If you believe that then challenge it to a fight...fair fight...i don't think you will fare well

Terry Melvin
Community Member
3 years ago

That goose's goose is cooked!

Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

Bummer

Santino Marazzo
Community Member
3 years ago

To the person that put the picture and the posting up" Eagle takes down wimpy Canadian goose". You are a stupid , stupid person.

Santino Marazzo
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't insult anything Canadian. You will live to regret it. You are a very stupid person that put the picture up.

McKinley D'Aigle
Community Member
3 years ago

I am certain that it was a joke. I mean, I never take it personal when people rag on/insult Americans...whether as a joke or in all seriousness (i find that,right now it is the cool thing to insult America and its citizens). life is too short,and the world is too full of hate to be defensive all the time. I figure I am a human/global citizen first,American second. we don't get to choose where we are born,we do get to choose to be good people and laugh at the little things. now, if someone would maliciously malign a country, or negatively sterotype,well,that isn't cool. I just don't believe that the person who titled this, was mocking Canada. Seriously, who in the world can hate Canada, that place and its people are awesome.

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Joyce Laundrie
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree geese aren't wimpy. If you've never seen them in real life . They are majestic.

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

There's nothing patriotic about a bald eagle. It's a bird. Stop with the nationalism BS.

McKinley D'Aigle
Community Member
3 years ago

I agree, I'm not knocking those who are proud of being a citizen of their home country,but when it borders on fanaticism and fervour, then it becomes a problem (to me at least,and,I suspect, to you). I don't even care about all the flags of nations,and the like. nationalism ,anywhere, is a problem (at least the way I define it,where one is so rabid that they deign to believe they are better than any other country because of where they were born. nothing wrong with being proud of one's culture...but the rabid xenophobia we are seeing is a very big problem. I imagine that the bald eagle is thinking, what the hell is America? you mean that place that allows others to hunt us to extinction, then has the gall to throw us on its emblems and currency? yeah I'll pass..for me and my eagle brethren, home is not America, home is where we happen to land😉)

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Hamlets twin
Community Member
3 years ago

Way to go eagle! There's about 50,000,000 more so you better get moving onto the next one.

Sylvain Audet
Community Member
3 years ago

id rather say stronger patriot bald eagle bullies weaker canadian goose...so that eagle is in fact just a bully....

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Patriot? No. Nationalist.

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Fred Gaalswyk
Community Member
3 years ago

It is a Canada goose. They are not citizens of Canada.

Mayzie B
Community Member
3 years ago

Hey!! I'm from Canada, and believe me Canadian Geese are not wimpy! they will chase you and beat you up, if you go to close to them. But a eagle is a predator and a Canadian goose isn't. The eagle is used to hunting and the goose doesn't have much predators in the sky, so they don't need to avoid anything really.

Fangirl Cancer
Community Member
3 years ago

XD

Bethany Acker
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol

Andrew Spiesz
Community Member
3 years ago

The original video this shot comes from..shows the goose actually chasing the eagle off after the eagle attacked it

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

"Say Uncle! Say eeet!"

Timothy D.
Community Member
3 years ago

Good, kill the fucking hellducks

Jeff Susana
Community Member
3 years ago

Eagle needs to eat also,plenty of geese.

Timothy Brooks
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't tread on me motherfucker!

AmberWolf
Community Member
3 years ago

XD poor goose

Clau Razo
Community Member
3 years ago

MMA ----- Martial Monster Animals

Maya
Community Member
3 years ago

'MURICA

Uzi
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahh yesh ! Aaahh yesh ! A lill to the right. Perfect!!

Lauren Diane
Community Member
3 years ago

Nature is cruel.

Fbomb
Community Member
3 years ago

Nature is nature, nothing cruel about it.

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Derpicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

'MERICA

Parmeisan
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes! Take that, goose-that-is-supposedly-ours.

Parmeisan
Community Member
3 years ago

The most wretched animals in existence. "Canada" geese. Bah.

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samantha iza
Community Member
3 years ago

But after the eagle was stepping on it, it ran away. Talk about brains vs. brawl

Iapetos
Community Member
3 years ago

Shut up.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
3 years ago

Or... "crazed deranged American eagle had no gun so used talons to murder an innocent Canadian Goose"....

julia church
Community Member
3 years ago

haha wimpy goose love it

Cassiel Magem
Community Member
3 years ago

Aha...aha...aha!

Moustache Caterpillar
Community Member
3 years ago

Best description ever.

Kenny Saus
Community Member
3 years ago

Eagles parents were born in mexico so now its been deported

Mirnie Vanhanen
Community Member
3 years ago

Racist.

Mary S
Community Member
3 years ago

You are? Well that's a shame.

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Margie Lazou
Community Member
3 years ago

racism... really bored panda????

pupper
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't even have to tell you what is wrong with that comment

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Star Galaxy Light
Community Member
3 years ago

America vs Canada confirmed

Brett
Community Member
3 years ago

"Murica."

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#41

Gecko Eats His Own Tail

Gecko Eats His Own Tail

HPLovecraft1890 Report

Andrius
BoredPanda Staff
3 years ago

Waste not, want not

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#42

Fatal Blow

Fatal Blow

PaganelStudio Report

Ladislav Pollo
Community Member
3 years ago

it looks like taking selfie :D

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