A striped raccoon and 19 more of the this week's best animal photos

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    Animal Tracks: Oct. 30 - Nov. 6

    From a striped raccoon to a slimy snail, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.

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    River rat -

    A coypu cools off in the water at the zoo in Hof, Germany, on Nov. 5.

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    Black stripes -

    A raccoon takes a walk around the zoo in Hof, Germany, on Nov. 5.

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    Seeing white -

    A snowy owl sits in the zoological garden in Hof, Germany, on Nov. 5.

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    Sunggle time -

    Koola, an 18-year-old western lowland gorilla, cuddles with her newborn female infant at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. on Nov. 4.

    Jim Schulz / Chicago Zoological Society via AP
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    Bear play -

    Brown bears Vanya, left, and Misha play at Poznan's Zoo, Poland on Nov. 4.

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    Landing strip -

    A pigeon lands on a boy's head in the flooded Saint Mark's Square in Venice, Italy on Nov. 4.

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    Slimy snail -

    A Pacific sideband snail inches over a mushroom growing on a damp forested hillside in the Coast Range mountains near Elkton, Oregon, on Nov. 2.

    Robin Loznak / Zuma Press
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    Feline fashion -

    Cats sit in their costumes at an international cat exhibition in Neuhausen, Switzerland, on Nov. 2.

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    Amazing antlers -

    Red deer graze in Glen Etive, Scotland, on Nov. 1.

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    Ceremonial dog -

    A Nepalese police officer sprinkles flower petals on a dog at Nepal's Central Police Dog Training School as part of the Tihar Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Nov. 2.

    Narendra Shrestha / EPA
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    Sunset swoop -

    Pelicans silhouetted by a setting sun fly as they look for fish along the California coastline near Leucadia, Calif., on Nov. 1.

    Mike Blake / Reuters
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    Lone ranger -

    A bison is seen in a forest in the Nalibokskaya Pushcha Reserve in Minsk, Belarus, on Nov. 1.

    Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters
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    Stick figure -

    A stick insect sits on a visitor's hand at the pet fair in Berlin, Germany, on Nov. 1.

    Britta Pedersen / EPA
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    Pit stop -

    A group of common Myna and a Cattle Egret birds sit on top of a rhinoceros inside the Kaziranga National Park in India, on Nov. 1.

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    Pachyderm party -

    Young elephant Kyan celebrates his first birthday in Amersfoort Zoo, in The Netherlands, on Nov. 1.

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    Of a similar stripe -

    A newborn Hartmann's Mountain zebra walks around with his mother in the Zoo of the Parc de la Tete d'Or in Lyon, France, on Oct. 31.

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    Snouts out -

    Hounds of The Cheshire Forest Hunt push their snouts through the bars of their kennels as they eagerley await their morning walk in preparation for the start of the new hunting season on Oct. 31 in Knutsford, England.

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    Hunting season -

    Huntsman Andrew German of The Cheshire Forest Hunt exercises his hounds in the countryside in preparation for the start of the new hunting season on Oct. 31 in Knutsford, England.

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    Critter with crumb -

    A squirrel eats bread in a park in Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 31.

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    Seeing spots -

    A two-month old Panda gets weight at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, on Oct. 31. The Panda is the son of Yang Yang and is about 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms).

    Daniel Zupanc / Schoenbrunn Zoo via EPA
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