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Pets & Animals

Animal Tracks: Sept. 20 - 27

Find two hungry hedgehogs, a sneaky snake, a lazy polar bear and more eye candy for animal lovers.


Content cattle

Cattle graze on a slightly fog covered meadow in Kirchberg, in the Austrian province of Tyrol.

Kerstin Joensson | AP
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In bloom

A mantis climbs on a blooming sunflower on a farm in Kellogg, Ore. The mantis, often called the praying mantis, is an exclusively predatory insect.

Robin Loznak | Robin Loznak
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Doggone it

Dogs run at Romford Greyhound Stadium in Romford, England.

Jamie Mcdonald | Getty Images Europe
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A great white shark swims off South Australia's Neptune Islands.

Andrew Fox | AFP
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That'll do, donkey

Flood victims load a donkey onto a boat used to transport their household goods and animals through floodwaters to the village of Saeedabad in Jamshoro district, in Pakistan's Sindh province.

Athar Hussain | X01601
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A tangled web

A spiderweb hangs in a cherry tree in Passau, Germany.

Angelika Warmuth | DPA
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Everybody in the pool

Ducks swim as the sun starts to rise over the Reflecting Pool in front of the Washington Monument on the first weekend of fall in Washington, D.C.

Richard Clement | X00058
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Nuts for nuts

A squirrel holds a nut in its mouth while sitting on a branch of a tree in a suburb of Kosovo's capital Pristina, on 26 September 2010. Squirrels in autumn often start to collect longer lasting food such as nuts and acorns to store them for foodless days in winter times.

Valdrin Xhemaj | EPA
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Who you callin' a rodent?

A nutria swims in a pond in Roseburg, Ore. Nutria are large rodents originally from South America.

Robin Loznak | Robin Loznak
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Ssso nice to meet you

A deadly Rowley Palm Pit Viper from southern Mexico, one of the rarest snakes in the world, will soon be on display in the new Reptile House at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Mark Ralston | AFP
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Bearly awake

Knut, the world's most famous polar bear, relaxes in his enclosure at the Berlin Zoo.

Patrick Sinkel | AFP
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Bathing beauty

A paddleboat passes by as a man washes his horse in the Black Sea near Sochi in Russia.

Ilya Naymushin | X01151
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Hedging their bets

A baby hedgehog walks through grass looking for something to eat on a lawn in Frankfurt, central Germany.

Michael Probst | AP
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Go fish

A fishing cat snarls at a private zoo run by Bangladeshi wildlife conservationist Sitesh Ranjon Deb in Sreemangol.

Munir Uz Zaman | AFP
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The taming of the (elephant) shrew?

A black and white undated handout picture shows an elephant shrew that was released by The Zoological Society of London.

Ho | X80001
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Rainbow's end

A Belgian Blue cross cow stands under a rainbow on Lurigethan Mountain in the Glens of Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Cathal Mcnaughton | X02612
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