Athletes with Random Wild Animals

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Athletes with Random Wild Animals
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Social media apps like Instagram and Facebook are a gawker's paradise.

We survived before the Twitter era, but there's no closing the Pandora's box of memes, awesome animals pics or any of the other superfluous excesses we suddenly can't live without.

What exactly did the terminally curious do before countless photos of celebrities and athletes we love (or hate) became accessible in a few clicks?

Luckily, we don't have to answer that question, because that smartphone will never stray far from our pocket, and athletes will continue to post pics that make us want to reach for it.

Nothing underscores this fact like athletes on Instagram who publish photos of themselves posing with rare, exotic or just unusual animals. Let's face it: Being an athlete and having all that comes with it makes you 100 times more likely to be seen with a crocodile, someplace other than a zoo or national park...on purpose.

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