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16 unlikely animal friendships

July 1, 2011, 9:37 a.m.
Mouse and frog

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Hitching a ride

In 2006, a photographer in India snapped this photo of a mouse perched on the back of a frog as floodwaters rose. The annual summer monsoon rains arrived early that year, but this lucky little mouse managed to keep its head above water, thanks to a froggy friendship.