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    Image:  ribbon snake is seen on salvinia in a cypress swamp adjacent to marsh that stretches to the Gulf of Mexico in Barataria Preserve

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    Find a four-eared feline, a dancing squirrel, a bubble-blowing otter – plus more eye candy for animal lovers.

  • Image:  ribbon snake is seen on salvinia in a cypress swamp adjacent to marsh that stretches to the Gulf of Mexico in Barataria Preserve

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    Ribbon dancer

    A ribbon snake crawls on a floating fern in a cypress swamp outside Lafitte, La.

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    Auditioning for 'Glee'?

    Polish wildlife photographer Marek Paluch captured this fuzzy squirrel, which looks like it's brushing up on its dance moves.

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    Monkey see ...

    Dutch athlete Epke Zonderland shows his skills in front of orangutans at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, The Netherlands.

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  • Image: Orphaned fawn whose mother died during the recent floods is bottle-fed

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    Fawn over me

    A orphaned fawn, whose mother died during the recent floods, licks its mouth after being bottlefed at the Centre for Rehabilitation of Protected Animals in Przemysl, Poland.

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    Jughead

    In this July 31 photo released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, two black bear cubs, one with a jug on its head, run along a roadway in Ocala National Forest, Fla. The clear plastic container was removed from the 6-month-old cub's head after being stuck for at least 10 days. The cub poked its head into the jar when digging through trash in a neighborhood in central Florida.

    Ocala National Forest via AP / Ocala National Forest via AP
  • Image: A bald eagle cools off at the Zoo in Madrid

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    Eagle-eyed

    A bald eagle cools off at the Zoo in Madrid, Spain.

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    That'll do, donkeys

    Donkeys stand in the yard at a farm where they are being cared for near the Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth, England.

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    Hungry for more

    Baby birds wait to be fed by their mother in their nest outside a house near Santa Fe, N.M.

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    Hop to it

    A grasshopper perches on an unripe blackberry in a field near Elkton, Ore.

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    My wingman

    Annwyne Stanish walks Hop Along, a little blue penguin, along Rothesay Bay beach near Auckland, New Zealand. The penguin was washed up on Muriwai Beach suffering from head and leg injuries and was nursed back to health by bird rescue volunteers.

    New Zealand Herald via AP / New Zealand Herald via AP
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    This otter be good

    Ariel, a female otter at the Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City, Kan., makes bubbles as she surfaces from the otter pool.

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    Masked marauder

    A small dog wears a face mask for protection against forest fire smoke in Moscow.

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    Joined at the hip(po)

    Two hippopotamuses play in the pool of their enclosure at the Hippodrom in Cologne, Germany.

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    Tough cookie

    A shih tzu dog named Cookie stands in a basket on the way to a morning market in Bangkok, Thailand.

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    Smooth as silk

    A golden silk spider is seen eating a dragonfly in Barataria Preserve, part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve outside Lafitte, La.

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  • Image: Spinner dolphin 'Rudolf' swims close to the beach in Duinbergen

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    Spin doctor

    A spinner dolphin named Rudolf jumps in the waters of the North Sea close to the beach in Duinbergen, Knokke-Heist, Belgium.

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  • Image: Luntik, a three-month-old kitten with four ears, looks on in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok

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    Can you hear meow?

    Luntik, a 3-month-old kitten with four ears, looks on in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok.

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    Pretty in pink

    A flamingo drinks from a pond at the zoo in Madrid, Spain.

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    In sheep's clothing

    Two Barbary sheep are seen at the zoo in Madrid, Spain.

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    Quit horsing around

    A horse runs around the fire area in Boiro, Spain.

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