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Animal Riddles

Updated on February 24, 2018
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Ben is a semi-retired sixty something, having spent 30 years working within the UK Utility industry. A father of 3 boys and grandad of 3.

What are Riddles?

A riddle is a statement, or question, or phrase that has a veiled meaning.

A riddle is also a question that is worded in such a way as to require clever or unexpected thinking in order to find the answer. One of the most commonly used methods of setting a riddle is to use words with double meanings.

In order to be successful, a riddle needs someone to ask the question - or pose the riddle and another person or persons to accept the challenge.

Riddles are believed to have been used since before recorded history.

Riddles have become a type of guessing game involving wit and skill. In today's modern age, riddles are more like jokes, with questions that have a trick answer.

Riddles are mysteries to be solved.

Over the years, they seem to take on subtle and different forms.

In more recent times, Riddles usually take the form of jokes.

Riddles can also be put as puzzles to be solved.

Riddles
Riddles

Animal Riddles #1 to #5

1. What color socks do bears wear?

- They don't - they have bear feet !

2. What bird never goes to the barber?

- a Bald Eagle!

3. Why are dogs such poor dancers?

- they have Two Left Feet !


Animal Riddles #4 to #6

4. What is it that a cat has that no other animal can have?

- Kittens!

5. Why did the Grizzly catch cold?

- Because he went outside in his bear feet!

6. What is 3 stories high and moves through the jungle at 15 mph?

- A Giraffe on roller skates !


Giraffe on skates
Giraffe on skates

Animal Riddles #7 to #10

7. What did the Pony say when he had a sore throat?

- Excuse me - I'm a little hoarse !

8. What do you call a left handed dog?

- A South Paw.

9. What did the Bee say when he got home?

- Hi Honey!

10. What is Striped and Bouncy?

- A Tiger on a Pogo Stick

More Animal Related Riddles - numbers 11 to 15

11. What do you call a crying Camel?

- A Humpback Wail !

12. What did the Parrot say when he fell in love with a Duck?

- Polly want a Quacker !

13. Why are Elephants poor?

- Because they work for Peanuts!

14. Why does an Ostrich have such long legs?

- So their feet can touch the ground!

15. What do you get if you cross a Beetle and an Australian Dog?

- Dingo Star !

Polly Wants a Cracker - Riddle
Polly Wants a Cracker - Riddle

Riddles with Animals #16 to #20

16. What do you get if you cross a Beetle and an Australian Dog?

- Dingo Star !

17. What do you call a great dog detective?

- Sherlock Bones !

18. Which animal uses a nutcracker?

- A toothless Squirrel.

19. What do you give a sick bird?

- Tweetment !

20. In which river would you find lots of snakes?

- The Hiss-issippi!.

Which Animal Uses a Nutcracker Riddle
Which Animal Uses a Nutcracker Riddle

Riddles and learning.

Riddles are great fun and can be an excellent way for children to learn about words and vocabulary.

Riddles can demonstrate to a child that words can have more than one meaning. I have always found that sharing riddles and the fun and then sharing the thinking behind the riddle, goes down really well and leads to the kid being inspired to explore riddles further.

Even More Animal Riddles To Chuckle At #21 to #25

21. What has a horn, but does not honk?

- A Rhinoceros.

22. What kind of money do Polar Bears use?

- Ice Lolly !

23. What do you get if you cross a bear and a harp?

- A bear-faced lyre!

24. What fur do we get from a Tiger?

- As fur away as possible!

25. What is as big as an elephant, but doesn't weigh anything?

- An elephants shadow.

Riddles numbers 26 to 30

26. What type of food do you feed a racehorse?

- Fast Food !

27. What two keys cannot open any doors?

- Monkeys and Donkeys.

28. What illiness does a Bee suffer from if it visits too many flowers?

- High Bud Pressure!

29. What do you call a gorilla with a banana in both ears?

- Whatever you want. He can't hear you!.

30. What do you call a kitten drinking lemonade?

- A sourpuss!

Gorilla Riddle
Gorilla Riddle

Riddles 31 to 35

31. Can you spell mouse-trap with just three letters?

- C - A - T

32. What do you call a fish without an eye?

- A fsh.

33. What always sleeps with its shoes on?

- A horse!

34. How do you keep a noisy dog quiet?

- With Hush Puppies.

35. Which reptile can tell the time?

- A Grandfather Croc!

Animal Riddles 36 to 40

36. What do lazy dogs do for fun?

- Chase parked cars!

37. Why was the baby ant confused?

- All his uncles were ants!

38. How do you know peanuts are fattening?

- Have you ever seen a skinny elephant!

39. What can make an Octopus laugh?

- Ten Tickles! (tentacles)

40. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a wolf?

- Frostbite

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Riddles numbers 41 to 45

41. What do you get if you cross a Squirrel with a Kangaroo?

- An animal that carries nuts in its pocket!

42. Why do Hummingbirds hum?

- Because they don't know the words!

43. Where Should You Never Take a Dog?

- To a Flea Market !

44. Why do Dragons sleep all day?

- Because they hunt knights !

45. What grows down when it grows up?

- A Goose!

Riddles #46 to #50

46. What do you get when you cross a Parrot and a Tiger?

- I don't know. But whatever it is, you had better listen carefully!

47. What do you get if you cross a spider and a rat?

- An aRATnid

48. What do Moths study at school?

- Mothematics!

49. Why did King Kong climb to the top of the Empire State Building?

- Because he was too big to fit in the lift!

50. What does a dog call his father?

- Paw !

Animal Riddles for you to solve.

Riddling Continues - #51 to #55

51. What animal has more lives than a cat?

- A Frog! He croaks every night.

52. What animal do you look like when you get into the bath?

- A little bear!

53. What do you call a bear with a hole in his middle?

- A polo bear!

54. What do you get when a chicken lays an egg on top of a barn?

- An egg roll !

55. What is the Worlds Greatest use for Cowhide?

- To hold cows together!

And There's More - #56 to #60

56. How Much is a Skunk Worth?

- One Scent !

57. What do you get if you cross a Beatle and an Australian Dog?

- Dingo Star !

58. What Do You Call a Deer with No Eyes?

- I have No Eye Deer !

59. What is a snakes favourite food?

- Hiss-tachio !

60. What is do you get if you cross a Cocker Spaniel, a Poodle and a Rooster?

- CockerPoodleDoo !

Animal Riddles numbers 61 to 65

61. What kind of can never needs a can-opener?

-a Pelican !

62. Where did the Tiger go when he lost his tail?

- a Re-tail Store !

63. When Do Ducks Fly Upside Down?

-When they Quack Up !

64. Why did the baseball team hire a Frog?

- The Frog never missed a Fly!

65. What bird can lift the heaviest weights?

- The Crane !


Animal Riddles #66 to 70

66. Why does a dog scratch itself?

- because no one else knows where it itches !

67. Why do Mice need oiling?

- Because they squeak !

68. What is the best year for a Kangaroo?

- a Leap Year !picture sourced from Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

69. What kind of Leopard has red spots?

- One who has measles !

70. What do Dogs and Trees have in common?

- Bark !

Riddles numbers 71 to 75

71. What is a Mosquitoes favourite sport?

- Skin Diving!

72. What birds are found in Portugal?

- Portu-geese !

73. Why do bees have sticky hair?

- Because they have honeycombs!

74. What is a foreign ant?

- Import - Ant !

75. What do Teddy Bears do in the rain?

- They get Wet !

Animal Riddles #76 to #80

76. What bird is eaten at every meal?

- A Swallow !

77. What's an insects favourite sport?

- Cricket !

78. What are Caterpillars afraid of?

- Doger - pillars !

79. What do you call a bird in the winter?

- Brrrr-d !

80. Why are Frogs always so happy?

- Because they eat what Bugs them !

Shivering bird - What Do You Call a Bird in the Winter?
Shivering bird - What Do You Call a Bird in the Winter?

I hope that you have had a few chuckles along the way?

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      I just love riddles. The kids in our house love to give riddles and make everyone laugh.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      I love these riddles, put many smiles on my face, the kids would love these, I can just see them trying some of these on their friends. Thanks for all my smiles so early on a monday morning 8.45 am.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @tonyleather: Thank you. I'm pleased that you enjoyed these riddles.

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      This was a very amusing and interesting lens. Thank you!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      So much, and they are all clean for kids too. I'll be sharing this for sure.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @mathew31: Thank you.

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      mathew31 4 years ago

      Great lens - clever and funny riddles!

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      Wonderful lens! I love the animal riddles and I am not a kid anymore... ;-) Thanks a lot for sharing!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @mel-kav: Thank you.

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      mel-kav 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @LadyDuck: Thank you.

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      Very funny lens, I enjoyed reading it.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @SusanAston: They do have that Christmas cracker feel to them don't they...

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      Raymond Eagar 4 years ago

      When I ended at the bottom of the lens I was smiling even more.

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      SusanAston 4 years ago

      These jokes will be good inside Christmas crackers

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @SavioC: Thank you - your comments are very much appreciated.

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      SavioC 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens. Got myself lost in Riddle World and it always gets me smiling . Feeling light and good after reading this one. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @Judy Filarecki: That's great.

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      Judy Filarecki 4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Very cute. I can hear my grand kids telling these at the kitchen table.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @Dressage Husband: I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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      Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      These were a whole load of fun and brought back many childhood memories.

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      Joanie Ruppel 4 years ago from Keller, Texas

      Nice collection! My daughter is going to love these!

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @Sukeydoo: It'a always nice to know when my lense has raised a giggle.

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      Sukeydoo 4 years ago

      Great lens! It gave me a giggle which I always welcome !

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Fantastic Lens ! Best Wishes :)

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      @Julia Morais: Thank you.

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      Julia Morais 4 years ago

      Loved the riddles. The little ant was confused because all his uncles were ants!! Hahaha....

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      Rosanna Grace 5 years ago

      "I really like your riddles. I think they are smart and funny at the same time. My favourite one is about the bees and their honeycombs" Misty Grace ( 8 years old ).

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @BlogsWriter: Thank you. Riddles can be great fun whatever your age.

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      BlogsWriter 5 years ago

      The riddles even adults would enjoy. Amazing !

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @InfoCoop: Thank you. Riddles are timeless.

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      InfoCoop 5 years ago

      A humpback wail - I love it! We actually have The Biggest Riddle Book of all Time. My daughter still occasionally reads it instead of listening to her iPod.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      Awesome lens!!!

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @graphite75: Thank you.

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      Tom 5 years ago

      I love riddles. You've got a good bunch here that I can ask my son. He'll dig it!

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      Virginiangare 5 years ago

      I love them!

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @TopChristmasToysGifts: Thank you. The kid in us all never leaves no matter what age we reach - thank goodness.

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      TopChristmasToysGifts 5 years ago

      Great selection of animal riddles for kids (or big kids!)

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @TheLittleCardShop: Thank you for taking part on my lense - always appreciated,

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @TheLittleCardShop: Thank you for taking part on my lense - always appreciated,

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      Malu Couttolenc 5 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your riddles for kids very much :)

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      sheilamarie78 5 years ago

      A very fun read. Thanks.

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      azamkhan760 5 years ago

      nice thanks for this fun lens

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @Masterdevin123: Thank you for the visit and comment - always appreciated.

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      Masterdevin123 5 years ago

      Very fun and cool, I hope to one day have as well done and successful lenses as you.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @myspace9: It does us all good to have a bit of fun every now and again.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @Doc_Holliday: You're very welcome. I am pleased that you enjoyed them.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @MartieG: My granddaughter loved some of these riddles.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @mihgasper: Its always good to have a laugh

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @Doc_Holliday: I am happy that you enjoyed these riddles.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Great fun-now I just have to remember some of these for the grandkids! :>)

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      Nice and fun lens.Thanks.

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      Doc_Holliday 5 years ago

      These were good fun. Thanks for sharing.

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Thanks for good fun!

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @infoprogirl: I am happy that you found the riddles fun. Thanks.

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      infoprogirl 5 years ago

      Cute and fun lens.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @anonymous: Thank you. Always nice to know that the riddles are enjoyed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Well, since I love the sport of boxing, I love the South Paw riddle. Cute!

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @anonymous: Its always nice if my lense can leave the reader with a smile.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @donnetted: Thank you. Its always good know when someone has enjoyed their visit.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens, I had so much fun =)

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      Your page is SO cheerful, I love the way you have presented the riddles, pictures - just everything :)

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      I love it - reminds me of Christmas cracker jokes.

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      srsddn lm 5 years ago

      Quite interesting and full of fun.

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      SailingPassion LM 5 years ago

      A great fun lens to go through :-)

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Fun lens. I love the humor.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @anonymous: Your very welcome.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It was great going thru your lens! Thanks.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Very sweet funny lens. Pinned to two of my boards: Fun for Kids and Adults who think like kids, and Humor and sent out by google plus. Squid Angel Blessed.

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens, great job!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Very funny! Nice job.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @dogface lm: I love that poster too.

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      dogface lm 5 years ago

      Woah there, so many! I love that peanut elephant poster. :-)

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @ceejaycmarshall: Its great to know that these riddles will be put to good use.

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      ceejaycmarshall 5 years ago

      Great lens! My preschoolers are going to think I am so funny when I ask them these riddles! Little do they know, I will be making their little brains go to work!

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      TinasCraft 5 years ago

      excellent lens

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      Mandy Stradley 5 years ago

      Awesome Lens! Thanks!

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      These are so funny.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      Funny!

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @orangegirl6020: I'm pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the lense. There's nothing quite like sharing a laugh with friends.

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      orangegirl6020 5 years ago

      I LOVE this lens! Had me and my friends laughing all night. I guess we still have some "kid" humor in us! Thanks for sharing.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @poldepc lm: Thank you for your visit too.

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      thx so much for all the squidlikes on my lenses

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      ozylizzy 5 years ago

      This lens gave me a good giggle. I love the fact that you have found a picture to go with each riddle! even very obscure ones :)

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @BestRatedStuff: I hope your kids enjoy them as much.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @JillY88: Its great that they left you with a smile.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @tomazg: Thank you - its always good to hear when people enjoy them.

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      tomazg 5 years ago

      These riddles are really funny!

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      JillY88 5 years ago

      Very nice. Had a smile all the way through your lens. May keep these for the next time I'm babysitting my little niece, she loves a riddle. Great lens, love it.

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      These are so cute, made me smile. Knew a few, but many were new. Thanks, I am printing this out for my kids to enjoy!

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      rachelscott 5 years ago

      Oh wow nice collection

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      SquidooMBA 5 years ago

      My daughter loves animal riddles. Thanks fo making this lens!

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @gypsykitschpres: Thank you. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit,

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      gypsykitschpres 5 years ago

      What a fun lens! Liked and Tweeted.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @PennyHowe: Thank you - I am pleased that you enjoyed the visit.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      @Tamara14: Thank you for your visit and blessing - always appreciated.

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      Tamara14 5 years ago

      Oh this was fun!

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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      Absolutely loved your lens. I may no longer be a kid by age, but certainly still in my heart. I really enjoyed theses riddles. I had lots of laughs and loved the pictures you have put with them. In my opinion, one very classy lens. Thanks so very much.

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      mrducksmrnot 5 years ago

      Will share these with my grandchildren. Thanks for a wonderful smiley lens.

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