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THEY say to err is human but these animals are doing a very good job of joining in.
From a baby elephant who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, to a seagull battling with a face full of bread, and a dog left worse for wear after a run-in with a porcupine, these clumsy creatures have been photographed at their most embarrassing moments.
The brilliant shots come from all over the globe, including as far afield as Alaska, where a hungry bear was snapped right at the moment it failed to snaffle a fish from a stream at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve. Instead he copped a slap to the face.
A world away in New York, a Saint Bernard named Ruckus can be seen dealing with the painful aftermath of his close encounter with a porcupine. It left his pride well and truly dented and his face covered with spiky quills.
To be fair to our animal friends, some of them were just in the wrong place at the wrong time, such as the elephant calf that was underneath one of its parents at exactly the wrong time in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. As it found out, sometimes life really stinks.
Humans often have to step in to help. That was the case with Millie the dog. The fire brigade saved her after she became stuck on a roof in the English village of Wythall. She clearly didn’t fancy the jump.
Luckily for our feathered seagull friend, he won his fight with the slice of bread and ate the lot.