Look Me In The Eye When I’m Talking To You, Young Man

Listen, son. If you’re going to grow up to be a strong young flamingo and work at our famous casino and hotel in Las Vegas, you need to pay attention and do what I say!

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Mama Flamingo lays down the law to her son, Frankie Flamingo. From the San Diego Zoo Tumblr. Photo by Angie B.

Disgusting Animal Species

Ranging from the Northeast to the Great Lakes region, the Crimson Nosepicker (mucus digguli) is a constant nuisance to any unwary hiker caught without a tissue.


Via Mark Dumont.

Honk-out at the OK Corral

A hot breeze stirred the streets of Tombstone as the marshals approached the edge of town. Some of them wouldn’t be coming back, they knew — but no matter the outcome, there would be justice… and honking.


Via Simon Yeo.

It’s OK. He’s Friendly. Maybe a Little ‘too Friendly

Allo. Allo. Allo. Nice ‘too meetcha!

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Let us dispense with the formalities, shall we?

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Time ‘too let the ear neeblingks begin.

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Who’s next?!

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“I’m calling it a redonkatoo.” -Josh Norem (lol, good one!)

First Trip To The Doctor

Son: Where we goin’ to, Ma?
Mom: We’re going to get your booster shot.
Son: Will it hurt?
Mom: Maybe a little. But you’re a tough little fellow, & we’ll get ice cream after, ok?
Son: OK!

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Taken by Genesis S. ©2012 at Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, AZ.

One of These Things Is Not Like the Others

Don’t worry! You belong. This is the stand on one leg club and you are an honored member.


Via Reddit

Operations Manual for the Series 3000 Aviatronic Sortulator

Step 1: Rotate whoovular crankshaffle to prime initial electrobulation relays;


Step 2: Engage coffee clutch clockwise until orbital tweetwheedle reaches optimum rotational velocity;


Step 3: This will initiate the sorting process. Please be patient, as the process may take an indefinite amount of time.

One Good Tern Deserves Another

You’ve been extra good this week, so have a pair of common tern chicks from Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, MA.


Photo by Ravin Tomasson for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters.

That’s Close Enough, Pal

“With four new Wyandotte chicks just brought home,” writes Flickrer Donald Lee Pardue, “Gretel goes into ‘protect her territory’ with growls and barred teeth when I approach her feathered charges.”

What Are YOU Looking At?

No, seriously — what are you looking at? It’s either the back of something hungry or the front of something angry.

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Via Bev Goodwin.

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