XOXOXOXO

unnamedMaureen P. spotted this on the U.S. Department Of The Interior FB. Photo by William Link.

Headline THIS! (So Much Is At Steak Right Now)

picdump-1324-29(*Update 1:10pm PT:So much is at steak right now” from Phoenix (in the grand Oakley tradition) scores in today’s Headline THIS! Thanks to everyone who commented!

Steak. It’s what’s for dinner. There are more that a few things that can happen here, and all of them are bad. Give us your best caption in the Comments section, and we’ll update at 1pm PT. Probably. Unless we forget to. But that won’t happen. Hopefully. K? (Photo from DP&F.)

Quokka Qousins?

unnamed (1)“With all the Quokka Love on this site lately, I thought I would submit a competitor for smiling rodent-like creature: the Tree Hyrax! They’re not actually rodents, and are somehow related to manatees and elephants,” says Megan C. of Seattle.

[Pause to work that one out.]

“Photos taken by me in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. I regret not attempting a Selfie with a Hyrax, but they were not as camera-friendly as those Quokkas seem to be.”

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Elvis LIVES!

Elvis on exhibit at the Oregon Coast AquariumAt the Oregon Coast Aquarium, that is. They have some new residents- meet Elvis (above) along with Tater (second photo) and in the third photo, Tater and Swap exchange sniffs. (Which is what Harbor Seals do best.)

Tater sports a dry coat during her first moments at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Tater and Swap exchange a sniff behind the scenes at the Oregon Coast Aquarium
Photos by Oregon Coast Aquarium : with thanks to Erin P.

Blorpin’ In The Galápagos

Pssst! Buddy! Wanna see some Cute Sea Lions? You have come to the right place. From the video: “Florian Fischer and Patricio Garcés go diving with friendly Galápagos Sea Lions off the coasts of the Galápagos Islands.”

Patrick The Wombat UPDATE!

This-here-is-Patrick-the-oldest-and-largest-living-wombat-in-the-world3Ya might recall that back in August we wished ol’ Patrick here a Happy 29th Birthday. Yes, 29! The world’s oldest (and biggest- 84 pounds) Wombat. We saw this article on Lost At E Minor, and decided an UPDATE was in order. We also have an interview request into the Big Guy- let’s hope we hear back.

(As we all know, WOMBAT is one of THE best words in the WORLD to say. WombatWombatWombat.)

(Check out P’s FB page here. And don’t forget your Patrick Merch.)

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I’m Tired of Winter!

Can it be spring already?

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What’s The Hurry, Dude?

unnamedThe US Department of Interior’s social media team is EN FUEGO. Yesterday, we got this from their Twitter account- today, Maureen (“They have so many wonderful pictures!”) P. grabbed this from their Instagram. “A Monk Seal watches a Bebeh Turtle crawl on the beach at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.”

@Interior #FTW!

So What’s Your Verdict, Phil?

2545465000000578-0-Six_more_weeks_Groundhog_Club_handler_Ron_Ploucha_right_holds_Pu-a-40_1422887974248Today’s Groundhog Day! Earlier this morning, a bunch of guys in black top hats dragged Punxsutawney Phil outta his safe, warm tree stump. You know how it goes: if His Blorpness saw his shadow, it’s six more weeks of winter. Otherwise, it’s an early spring. The result? Hang on to your snow shovels.


(“Quartet No.1 In D- The Groundhog,” from the Groundhog Day soundtrack.)

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AMC is showing Groundhog Day today: 10am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm and 5:30pm.

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There’s a lot going on today, if you happen to be in the area of Gobbler’s Knob. (Just east of Punxsutawney.)

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(Photos via Mail Online.)

Now This Is One Grape Video!

Check out Bebeh Beaver Hazel, doing her best Teddy Bear Nomming impression! (No sounds from Hazel, though.) And we thank the many Cuteporters who sent this in!

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