World's strangest looking animals

Pelochelys cantorii (Cantor's giant soft-shelled turtle)

Pelochelys cantorii

The turtle is found primarily in inland, slow-moving fresh water rivers and streams. Cantor's giant soft-shelled turtles can grow up to 6 feet (about 2 meters) in length and weigh more than 100 pounds (about 50 kilograms).

Matamata Turtle

matamata - world's strangest looking animals

The mata mata inhabits slow moving, blackwater streams, stagnant pools, marshes, and swamps ranging into northern Bolivia, eastern Peru, Ecuador, eastern Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, and northern and central Brazil. The mata mata is strictly an aquatic species but it prefers standing in shallow water where its snout can reach the surface to breathe.

Patagonian Cavy (Mara)

Patagonian Cavy

A large rodent that looks sort of like a rabbit, sort of like a donkey. The Patagonian Mara lives in Central and Southern Argentina. Maras inhabit arid grasslands and scrub desert

Saiga Antelope

saiga - world's strangest looking animals

Saiga is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. There is an estimated total number of 50,000 Saigas today, which live in Kalmykia, three areas of Kazakhstan and in two isolated areas of Mongolia.

Star nosed mole

star nosed mole

The Star-nosed Mole lives in wet lowland areas and eats small invertebrates, aquatic insects, worms and mollusks. It is a good swimmer and can forage along the bottoms of streams and ponds. Like other moles, this animal digs shallow surface tunnels for foraging; often, these tunnels exit underwater.
The incredibly sensitive nasal tentacles are covered with almost one hundred thousand minute touch receptors known as Eimer's organs.

Elephant shrew

elephant shrew

They are widely distributed across the southern part of Africa, and although common nowhere, can be found in almost any type of habitat, from the Namib Desert to boulder-strewn outcrops in South Africa to thick forest.

Long-beaked echidna

echidna - world's strangest looking animals

Echidnas are one of the two types of mammals that lay eggs (the other one is platypus). The long-beaked echidna is found in New Guinea, where it is widespread.

Pink Fairy Armadillo

pink fairy rmadillo

It is found in central Argentina where it inhabits dry grasslands and sandy plains with thorn bushes and cacti. It has the ability to bury itself completely in a matter of seconds if frightened.
The Pink Fairy Armadillo burrows small holes near ant colonies in dry dirt. It feeds mainly on ants and ant larvae near its burrow.

Long-eared Jerboa

long eared jerboa

"The Mickey Mouse of the desert" - mouse-like rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and exceptionally large ears. The jerboa, found in the deserts of Mongolia and China, is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List.


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  • Paul
  • May 31, 2008, 6:18 pm
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    these animals mainly found in the boroughs of new york and long island... some migrating to various regions of the new jersey shore are throughout the summer months. The problem however is not extinction or close to it, it's actually overpopulation. The unatural orange tint to their skin offers no protectiong from harmful UVA/UVB rays and could possibly lead to skin cancer while the toxic chemicals applied liberally to the hair and hair folicles on the head seep into the animals brain causing convulsions of the arms and fists when the animals are place in a dark room with flashing lights and loud bass pulsing at a constant pace for hours on end. for some reason these animals male & female suck in their cheeks and puff out their lips to attract the opposite sex, sort of like a baboon in the south american rainforests.

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    Weren't those guys just spotted for the first time in the jungle?

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    I think that's its giant, gaping anus!

    • cactus
    • June 1, 2008, 2:42 am
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    No, that's a Sphynx, a blue colourpoint by the looks of it. Devon (not devonshire) Rex still have fur, it's just very short and wavy. Devons are more similar to the Cornish Rex, the difference being that the Cornish Rex is more Oriental/Siamese style in structure.

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    Pedocus bearicus (extinct)

    • ingram
    • February 1, 2010, 5:32 pm
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    That creature must be from hell.

    • Mindze
    • June 2, 2008, 4:26 am
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  • 4

    Um, the guy in the middle is Satan. The other guy (on the left) is getting a Spock nerve pinch thing, and the guy on the right is actually a mannequin.

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  • 4

    I CATCH YOUR MUDKIPZ
    I CATCH YOUR MUDKIPZ

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    who took this photo though? i would like a larger res!

    • kha777
    • June 2, 2008, 2:12 pm
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  • 3

    Humans are the best lookin ones bro......

    Except from Jackson

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  • 3

    That's not a blob fish....That's Kilroy!!!

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  • 2

    Talk about having a big mouth.

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  • 2

    hahhahahahaha damn guidos

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    who is that red man ?

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    what photo is this? i love it. who took this???

    • kha777
    • June 2, 2008, 2:12 am
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    man i love it......

    • kha777
    • June 2, 2008, 2:15 am
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    Would I be right in thinking this is a Devonshire Rex (with its tongue out?)

    • andy
    • June 2, 2008, 10:54 am
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    who are these guys?? I keep seeing pictures of them on the net, it's so freaky!!!

    • lalala
    • June 14, 2008, 1:25 pm
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    these guys must have got stuck in a tanning bed. and they look like they are bros from jersey

    • krd637
    • June 15, 2008, 5:43 pm
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    "What is love, Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me no more ... The next generation!

    • 3knz
    • June 28, 2008, 6:21 pm
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    WHAT THE H***!IS THIS DOG ON STEROIDS?!

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  • 2

    Looks like king julian out of Madagascar! :D

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  • 2

    These are from the new cast of Willy Wonka; over grown Umpa Lumpa's........ what will Willy think next, he's a genius!

    • Belty
    • January 6, 2009, 6:54 pm
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    I want one!!!!!!

    • tootall
    • January 27, 2009, 4:43 pm
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    Stereos?! We don't take no stinking stereos!!!

    • tootall
    • January 27, 2009, 5:02 pm
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    I LOVE this little guy! In fact he is now my profile pic on FB LOL

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  • 2

    the Chlamydosaurus kingi is acually called the Frilled Neck Lizerd and they are found primarily in Australia. AUSSIES FTW XD

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  • 2

    thts a sphynx cat.i love them cuz they're hairless nd vry friendly.but they meow too much.

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  • 2

    wow u sound very offened about this animal being called a pokemon. this makes me lol in my heart! and u have a lot of mexican pride!

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  • 2

    i like homos

    • CHEEZE
    • November 19, 2010, 5:53 am
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    wow that all dum shit

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    ok

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    hey! that's my prom :-/ awkward.

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  • 1

    so i hear you like mudkips...

    • takara
    • June 10, 2008, 2:12 am
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    I'm pretty sure I was taken aboard this guy's ship one time.

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  • 1

    I think that these clowns were also at hot chicks with douchebags dot com. Or something scary like them.

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    *vomits in mouth*

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    did you happen to find out who did take this wonderful photo...? just breathtaking...i just love it too man x

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    ha ha... good 1...=)

    • tooty
    • November 18, 2008, 4:16 pm
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    OMG that cat is really really scary

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  • 1

    It's Fallout Fido the radioactive dog?

    • tootall
    • January 27, 2009, 4:50 pm
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  • 1

    That is funny.

    • tojo
    • January 28, 2009, 7:55 am
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    That is really funny because it's true.

    • tojo
    • January 28, 2009, 7:55 am
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  • 1

    No, Its no animal, its Michael Phelps.

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    OMG IT IS SOO CUTE I LOVE IT THIS DOG WAS ON CRISS AGEL BEFORE

    • LaUrA
    • February 8, 2009, 12:42 am
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    wow...thats creepy

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    actually that's his face,naztron is just too shamefull, so he uses other people's id to make himself feel better... hahahahahahhahahahaha baby nathatron!!!!!!!!

    • grl44
    • March 1, 2009, 8:03 am
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    looks like its gay

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    Thorny Devil - Moloch horridus
    Frill Neck Lizard - Chlamydosaurus kingii
    Aye-aye - Daubentonia madagascariensis
    Blob Fish - Psychrolutes marcidus
    Dumbo Octopus - Grimpoteuthis sp.
    Vampire Squid - Vampyroteuthis infernalis

    • Orion
    • May 2, 2009, 12:07 pm
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    wow that dog is a loser

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    Dirtyyyy!

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    thts the pont of the name -1

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    ha

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    i love the pallas cat. i want it for a pet. Can that be aranged? i love the cloud lepoard too!

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  • 1

    it looks like clint eastwood :o

    • amelio
    • September 3, 2009, 6:19 am
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  • 1

    How About ....

    CRAIG!!!!!

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    Aren't all cats from Hell?

    • Ertrov
    • December 24, 2009, 3:33 pm
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    Actually, the dog's name is Wendy.
    It has two copies of a defective muscle doubling gene.

    • Katmav
    • December 31, 2009, 6:36 am
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  • 1

    Wow, that's fairly scary looking.

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    Actually i know the owner and she put it on the internet to see what replyes she would get. The dogs called Charlie and it has a disease.Considering the mussels it has it is very friendly and when ever it sees me it runs up to me and jumps on me it gave me a bruise once but i was fine.P.S. the disease is called mussletitace very rare my pall told me.

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  • 1

    check the mexican mole lizard, its really weird...a worm with legs :D
    http://www.strangeanimals.info/2011/02/mexican-mole-lizard.html

    • skatas
    • February 25, 2011, 8:13 am
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    1,627,063 views o_O

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    nice....

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  • 0

    that looks like a pokemon

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  • 0

    What is this? Is it some kind of lama?

    • Mindze
    • June 6, 2008, 8:29 pm
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    I want one of those so bad. U can get them as pets.

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    MAKES ME WONDER IF THIS THING IS FAKE IT LOOKS SO REAL

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    It's real. The dog's name was Sam, and he won the World's Ugliest Dog Contest three times. He died in 2005. Here's an article on Sam: http://www.petville.com/pet_community/2005/11/ugly_dog_sam_di.html

    • ryziun
    • September 8, 2008, 10:53 pm
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    I'm going to have nightmares tonight! :s Is it eating itself? Very scary:P

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  • 0

    It looks like the Crypt Keeper!!

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  • 0

    Name this dog....

    ROW-VAH SWARTZENEGGAR gets my vote!!!!

    • ea306
    • January 28, 2009, 12:09 pm
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    SOOO CUTE I LOVE IT THIS PUP WAS ON CRISS ANGEL B4 I LUYV THIS LIL PUPPY

    • LaUrA
    • February 8, 2009, 12:43 am
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  • 0

    poor thing... it looks like it's been beaten and pushed... i feel bad for it...

    • grl44
    • March 1, 2009, 8:05 am
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    what kind of fish is that????????? it is so purty !!! let me know!!?!!!

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    i know seriously righht !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    It's called a Mandarin Fish... Synchiropus splendidus
    http://www.pbase.com/tongjinooi/image/78820026

    • tj01
    • April 9, 2009, 11:12 pm
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    im with u fowep, gringos se crean mucho, and that is one of the
    most famous animals in all of MEXICO and it is pretty cool!
    but it still looks like a pokemon............LOL ;)

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    Oh.. Really strange.. Please more info.
    I really wanna know.

    • Orion
    • May 2, 2009, 11:00 am
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    Proboscis Monkey - Nasalis lavartus (Male)
    Dian's Tarsier - Tarsius dentatus
    Lowland Streaked Tenrec - Hemicentetes semispinosus
    Pallas' Cat - Felis manul
    Clouded Leopard - Neofelis nebulosa

    • Orion
    • May 2, 2009, 12:08 pm
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    Philippine Tarsier - Tarsius syrichta

    • Orion
    • May 2, 2009, 12:11 pm
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    Gray Slender Loris - Loris lydekkerianus

    • Orion
    • May 2, 2009, 12:12 pm
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    Stauroteuthis Octopus - stauroteuthis syrtensis

    • Orion
    • May 2, 2009, 12:12 pm
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    Giant Isopod - Bathynomus giganteus

    • Orion
    • May 2, 2009, 12:14 pm
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    Tina, FOOD!!

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    wow are thes real pics some of thes are pretty cool :):)

    • svenw1
    • June 5, 2009, 2:42 am
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    thats one scary dog lol

    • svenw1
    • June 5, 2009, 2:43 am
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    actually no, he has a disease and that's why hes like that

    • fhgk
    • June 5, 2009, 10:29 am
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    i like that dog.

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    whare are its eyes?

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    haha, nice

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    FUCK that shit if i see that dog coming after me im gonna shott myself before it gets me

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    o_O

    • Ertrov
    • December 24, 2009, 3:31 pm
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    Yep, so he won't care if we make fun of him. ;)

    • Ertrov
    • December 24, 2009, 3:35 pm
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    Didn't the Uruk_Hai ride these? Lol

    • Ertrov
    • December 24, 2009, 3:36 pm
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    very pretty

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    mangy. yuck

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    it looks like it could eat your soul

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    thats just wicked!thats what I say

    • mope
    • May 18, 2010, 2:54 pm
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    MUDKIPZ,I CHOOSE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

    • mope
    • May 18, 2010, 3:01 pm
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    no your from hell biotch

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    Looks like a Gargoyle

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    If you guys like this post you should check out the site The Featured Creature (www.thefeaturedcreature.com)

    They post amazing animals every day that I can guarantee many have never even heard about!! Definitely worth a look.

    • lex0021
    • November 28, 2010, 1:27 pm
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    actully he is on steroids the owner got take away by this

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    Haha.. Cute purple make-up..

    Just Fact : Real is
    Axolotl Mole salamander - Ambystoma mexicanum

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axolotl

    • Orion
    • May 2, 2009, 1:05 pm
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    jackson's dead now... just in case you didn't know

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    *snicker*.... HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    • Ertrov
    • December 24, 2009, 3:38 pm
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    well i think the two guys with the pink nd brown tops on were !
    but im pretty sure the one with the whit shirt with gray top could be found in my bed ;)

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  • -2

    have some fucking respect for him he's no animal he's a fucking awesome human who can sing,dance and is soooooooo frickn awesome.
    how would you like a photo of you when your dead on the net saying your a weird looking animal.

    • jess
    • April 14, 2010, 4:29 pm
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    this is just wrong the person who posted this must be an idiot HES...NOT......AN......ANIMAL1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • mope
    • May 18, 2010, 2:58 pm
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    this is for the animal you think is a pokemon;well the first thing i will say is: that is not a pokemon its a normal animal look i am mexican and this animal is an AJOLOTE AND IS VERY FAMILIAR HERE IN MEXICO you can google it just write AJOLOTE IN IMAGES OR IN THE WEB YOU ARE GOING TO FIND A THOUSENDS OF THINGS y ya deberian de saber algo de cultura y no ser tan creidos.

    • fowep
    • February 27, 2009, 6:33 pm
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    he aint no animal he aperson a human so yall back the fuk off who ever posted this is a stoopid ass hater who wished was like em cause all michael has he dont got so back the fuk off cause i got michaels back

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