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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.

David Ebener / DPA
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Black stripes

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

David Ebener / DPA
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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
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Image: New brown bear enclosure in Poznan Zoo

Bear play

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

Jakub Kaczmarczyk / PAP
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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.

Olivier Morin / AFP
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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 Wire
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Image: Cat exhibition in Neuhausen

Feline fashion

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

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Image: Scottish Red Dear Rutting Season Draws To A Close

Amazing antlers

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

Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images Europe
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Image: Dog worship day during Tihar festival

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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Image: Pelicans silhouetted by a setting sun fly as they look for fish along the California coastline near Leucadia, California

Sunset swoop

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

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Image: A bison is seen in a forest in the Nalibokskaya Pushcha Reserve, near the village of Rum

Lone ranger

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

Vasily Fedosenko / X00829
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Image: Berlin Pet Fair opens

Stick figure

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

Britta Pedersen / DPA
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Image: Kaziranga National Park reopens for visitors

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.

Jerry Lampen / AFP
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Image: Hartmann's Mountain Zebra Born At Lyon Zoo

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.

Alexander Roth-grisard / Getty Images Europe
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Image: BESTPIX Kennels Prepare Their Dogs For The Start Of The Fox Hunting Season

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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Image: Kennels Prepare Their Dogs For The Start Of The Fox Hunting Season

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.

Christopher Furlong / Getty Images Europe
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Critter with crumb

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

Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP
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Image: New born panda in Viennna

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).

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