Reservoir Dogs

photo taken January 2010 • title thanks to Lisa W.

one year ago: A Furling Ear
two years ago: Intro To Snow

Oh my goodness, these entries were SO fantastic!  So diverse and hilarious and GENIUS ALL AROUND!  I’m so happy you share your wit and cleverness with me ~ I love laughing unexpectedly, over and over again, as I read through the captions you all leave. I bow to you.

Lisa W, you nailed the attitude!
Tied for second place:
Two if by snow
Cold Determination
Double Trouble!
Basic Instinct
You’ll Never Stalk Alone
Chloe’s first day in Coyote 101.
The first to spot Daisy wins!
“Why do I always freckle so much in winter?”
“Don’t worry, it’s hardly noticeable”
Bonnie and Clyde
“Okay, so Eli tied our tails together…try to look casual!”
“I can’t believe that rabbit managed to tie our tails together again. this is just BEYOND the pale.”
The hounds go marching two by two hoorah, hoorah.
Take it hip to hip and rock it through the world. (nice B-52′s reference, Trudy!)
All I can hear when I look at this picture is the song from “Jaws”

• • • Such determined expressions on these two…
what could they possibly be up to?
It’s up to you to answer! Please leave your title, caption, or thought bubble commentary in the comment section of this post and you will automatically be in the running to win a really special prize ~ a naturally shed three-point mule deer antler with some of the most graceful lines I’ve ever seen.
Go forth and title!

266 Responses to “Reservoir Dogs”

  1. Diana Says:


  2. Crystal Says:

    “I know I buried the elk antler here somewhere.”

  3. Steven Swanson Says:

    Walking in a winter wonder land.

  4. Kit.e Says:

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep. And miles to go before I sleep.

    On an Eli mission…

    No snow shoes for these snow twos.

  5. Suzy Says:

    Eye Spy

    Double Dare Stare

  6. JE Says:

    The first to spot Daisy wins!

  7. belle Says:

    Back away from the stuffed bunny and no one will get hurt!!!

  8. Craig Says:

    Step by step! Inch by inch!

  9. Laura Says:

    “I told you to mark the spot where we hid those bones, now help me look for it.”

  10. Nancy Says:

    Sister and Brother, from a different Mother.

  11. JMS Says:

    Charlie dreams of the snows of Chloemanjaro

  12. Iris Says:

    Going Seperate Ways Together

    Joined at the Hip

  13. Mary Says:

    “I’m gonna walk on this side of you ’cause you’re better camouflaged than me.”

  14. Celia Says:

    You take the high road and I’ll take the low

  15. Tina Says:

    Here we come
    Walking down the street
    We get the funniest looks from
    Everyone we meet

  16. E.Jolie Says:

    Power of Two

  17. Bess Says:

    In Stride, Side by Side

  18. saxon Says:

    Tandum Pursuit

  19. Janey Says:

    On a mission from God.

  20. Deb D. Says:

    “I’ve got your back, Chloe”

  21. Laura Says:

    ‘I TOLD you we should have made that left turn at Albuquerque.’
    ‘Shut UP, Charlie.’

    Hunting the Jabberwocky

    Snow Stalkers

    We are serious canines; snow is serious business

    Intense canids are intense

  22. Steph in Oregon Says:

    Chloe’s first day in Coyote 101.

  23. Allie Says:


  24. Kathleen Says:

    Divide and conquer

  25. Pam Strayer Says:

    Quest for the Best

  26. SuzyS Says:

    All I can hear when I look at this picture is the song from “Jaws”

  27. Maria Says:

    The hounds go marching two by two hoorah, hoorah.

  28. Di Says:

    You go your way and I’ll go mine.

  29. jenrebecc Says:

    her wingman.

  30. ilana Says:

    Snow Mission


    “Two roads diverged in a wood”

  31. Sara M Says:


  32. Theresa Says:

    “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
    I took the one less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference”

    With credit to Frost, it just seems fitting here.

  33. Claudia Says:

    Silence is golden!

  34. Bonnie Says:

    Fork in the road

  35. Alice Says:

    Their mission: Finding an elf leg

  36. Derrick Says:

    Snow White and Bashful

  37. cfritz Says:

    Searching for Spring

  38. SuzyS Says:


  39. Ava Says:

    Intense intent

    In The Moment
    (They’re doing all the way whatever they’re doing)

    Four Paws, Two Hearts, One Mind

  40. Lisa Says:

    Security Detail

  41. nancy Says:


  42. Judy Says:

    Intently Companionable

  43. Emily Says:

    Last One to Find The Elf Leg is Rotten Elk!

    Knee High Searching for Eli

    Where Did Spring Hop Off To?

    Joined at the Tail

  44. Deven Says:

    Holmes and Watson On The Case

  45. Pamela Barcita Says:

    And the two shall be as one…

  46. carol Says:

    Snow Patrol

  47. Dave Robatcek Says:


  48. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Snow Patrol

  49. Karen Says:

    Finding a needle in a haystack is far easier than finding a bowl of milk in the snow.

  50. Says:

    4 feet of snow

  51. Marg Says:

    Two Butts are Better Than One

  52. Kelly Says:

    Stalking in Sync

  53. Suzy Says:


    a couple of lookie loos

  54. Kathy Says:

    Connected at the Hip

  55. Kathy Says:

    You take the high road and I’ll take the low road…

  56. Kathy Says:

    Mission Accomplished

  57. Scott Says:

    Serious Budness

  58. Eija Says:

    Calm Before Storm

    Final Steps Before the Inevitable

    Tension amounting…

    “Ok Charlie, as usual, ten steps and we are on!”

    Pal-Palpable Eyes

  59. Laura Says:

    sNOw mas ( no more)

  60. Ava Says:

    CSI: Ten Sleep

  61. Laura Says:

    snow intent

  62. Nichole C Says:

    something wicked this way comes!

  63. Heather L Says:

    Double Duty

    dangerous Duo

    the sound of silence

    Giving us their best “Don’t Mess With Us” looks

    Pissed OFF

  64. Karen O. Says:

    Syncronized Stalking

  65. Heather L Says:

    Unspoken Bond

  66. Karen O. Says:

    (oops… that would be SYNCHRONIZED)

  67. karen Says:

    No yoke

  68. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Searching for Snow Snakes

  69. shanin Says:

    Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow.
    Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead.
    Just walk beside me and be my friend.
    Albert Camus

  70. Rita Says:

    “With cat-like tread
    Upon our prey we steal”

    From the Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan

  71. Karen O. Says:

    “Go forth and set the world on fire.” — St. Ignatius

  72. Heather L Says:

    United We Stand

    Deep in Thought

    Splitting Hairs

  73. DEBORAH Says:

    It’s got to be here…..somewhere!!!

  74. Kay Says:

    In your tracking lesson, Chloe, focus like me… but don’t put your nose too close to the white stuff unless you want to inhale instant brain freeze.

  75. Karen O. Says:

    Mirror Me

  76. Heather L Says:

    “Protect & Serve”

    “Homeland Security”

  77. Heather L Says:

    Wise Guys

    A Couple of “Bad Asses”

  78. Heather L Says:

    Zero Tolerance!

  79. mlaiuppa Says:

    Side by side.

  80. linda Says:

    I told you, Charlie, to ask directions BUT NO—you said you knew how to get there……

  81. Liz Says:

    Soul mates in snow

  82. Kate Koala Says:

    On the prowl

  83. ursula Says:


    Darn, she knows!!

    Ready, set, go…

  84. Kristi in Ohio Says:

    Joined at the hip.

  85. JoDi Says:

    Mission Impawsibble

  86. Heather L Says:

    Piss & Vinegar

    Ready for Anything

    Double Team

    Two Peas in a Pod

  87. Heather L Says:

    “Now is the Winter of our Discontent” (shakespeare)

  88. mkray Says:

    All points bulletin

    Knarly Charlie, Snowy Chloe

  89. Tina Says:

    Not sure how to write this, but when I look at this picture I just hear the old spaghetti western music. They look like they’re facing off against the bad guys.

  90. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Purposeful Prowlers

  91. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Ambitious Amblers

  92. jb Says:

    Grumpy Siamese Twins

    (you know, connected at the hip)

  93. Heather L Says:

    Serious as a Heart Attack

  94. Lynne R Says:

    Because you’re mine, I walk the line.

  95. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Hunting Party

  96. Susan Says:

    One step at a time…

  97. bonnie Says:

    Joined At The Hip.

  98. bonnie Says:

    Look Out World!

  99. Melissa Says:

    Mission Impossible

  100. Laurie Says:

    Hunting for wayward Elf legs.

    (it is winter after all right? that’s when the elves come out… )

  101. Melissa Says:

    I’m your Huckleberry

  102. Robin Says:

    “I told you that entering that 3-legged ice race was a bad idea… but no.. you wouldn’t listen…”

    “We would’ve been fine if somebody hadn’t tripped over their own paws…”

  103. Anonymous Says:

    Harrier Hound & Coercing Coyote


    No Trespassing!!! Violators will be Proscecuted!!!

  104. Heather L Says:

    Harrier Hound & Coercing Coyote


    No Trespassing!!! Violators will be Proscecuted!!!

  105. SuzieQ Says:

    Simon says: “FREEZE”..

  106. taffy Says:

    Let’s circle the Eli wagon!

  107. Bruce Says:

    “It’s too darn cold here, let’s move to Texas!”

    “I didn’t see you standing there, you’re all snow covered”

  108. darci Says:

    You take the left and we’ll ambush, just like on the Sarengeti…

  109. Kirby Says:

    Bonnie & Clyde

  110. b Says:

    Snowshoes? We don’t need no stinkin’ snowshoes!

  111. Heather L Says:

    “Go Ahead…Make MY DAY!”

    “Hello, my name is “I’m gonna kick your ass” and this is my friend, “yes, I bite”
    how can we help you?”

    “Do you feel lucky?”

  112. Lynda J Says:

    you can go your own way, but mines better…!

  113. Rhedrose Says:

    Basic Instinct

  114. Trisha T Says:

    Ok on three we race to the elf leg… one… two…

  115. Angela Says:

    I don’t have a caption, but the photo made me think of “Woke Up This Morning” (the theme to the HBO show “The Sopranos”).

  116. emmy d Says:

    Hunting down the Tomten.

  117. Kirby Says:

    Intents & Purposes

  118. Kim Nelson Says:

    Two Against the World

  119. craftcat Says:

    Men… they never ask for directions…and now look I think we may be lost

  120. craftcat Says:

    walking the important path of life…one side serious the other side light

  121. Rhedrose Says:

    In This Game Hearts Are Wild

    (10,000 years of domestic evolution to reach exactly the same place! SUCH a cool photo!)

  122. Roxie Says:

    Bite First, Ask Questions Later

    Eat First, Ask Questions Later

  123. Angie P. Says:

    South by South East

  124. Lydia G Says:

    Siamese Twins Joined in Love

  125. Sandy G. Says:

    Kindred spirits in tandem on a magical journey through Life!

  126. Rhedrose Says:

    You’ll Never Stalk Alone

  127. Lynne R Says:

    Ten Sleep Patrol

  128. L Says:

    Inch by inch, step by step… the Marx brothers film)

  129. Penny Says:

    Double Trouble!

  130. Teresa D Says:

    The “paws” that refreshes.

  131. Mamba1-0 Says:

    We got you now, you wascally wabbit!

  132. julie t Says:

    “icy intent”

  133. Ava Says:

    The Homestead Pack

    Nature’s Smith & Wesson

    Property Protected by Canine Security

  134. Tracy Lee Says:

    Same Path

  135. Emma Bull Says:

    Hidden in Light

  136. Skimmie Says:


  137. Lindsay P. Says:

    “From Whence They Came”

    “Double Dog Dare You”

  138. Skimmie Says:

    Ut oh, what happened to our popcorn trail?!

  139. Dan Hermann Says:

    No caption, but I’ll bet they’re looking for mice and small critters sneaking around in the air space between the bottom of the snow and the ground. Little critters sneak around under there in the winter time because there’s a natural insulation made by the layer of snow.

  140. Isobel Says:

    Snow Business.
    Serious Stuff.

  141. Jenny C Says:

    Wow… these are awesome! I’ve enjoyed every one! JC

    Snow and Grass.

    Born to be wild…

    Intense Harmony

    Noses forward, tails joined

    Well, guess we oughta’ mosey on back and see if Eli’s home yet.

  142. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Split Personality

  143. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Knee Deep

  144. Siobhan Says:

    It’s January, we got two feet of snow, no car, and we’re canines. Hit it.
    (takeoff of the Blues Brothers)

  145. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Mergers and Acquisitions

  146. heather em Says:

    ‘i can’t believe that rabbit managed to tie our tails together again. this is just BEYOND the pale.’

  147. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Frozen Concentration

  148. Kirby Says:

    Walk Like a Coy-o-te!

  149. Dave Robatcek Says:

    We’ Bad

  150. pika Says:

    Just two more miles to base camp…

  151. Wendi Says:

    Bad company till the day we die…

  152. Lisa C Says:

    Ok, Partner, we’re going to find Eli and this time we will NOT let him intimidate us!

  153. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Bad to the Bone

  154. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Bone Hunters

  155. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Bone Heads

  156. Lynne R Says:

    Horses and Cows and Cats…Oh My!!!

  157. Rebecca Says:

    Deep impressions.

    Divide and conquer.

  158. Tracy Says:

    Canine agendas

  159. taffy Says:

    “okay, so Eli tied our tails together…try to look casual!”

  160. James Says:

    “And we’re outside because…?”

  161. ElizabethZ Says:

    Two if by snow

    Split Decision

  162. DiPhi Says:

    He-e-e-e-e-re, wabbit!!!

  163. Kathryn Says:

    On the hunt, for elusive snow snakes

  164. Cait Says:

    Wild and Wilder

    I love how intense Chloe looks in this picture. Most of the time, she’s so cute and goofy, but in this picture, one is reminded of the fact that she is a dog – a working dog, with all of a dog’s instincts.

  165. Feral Boy Says:

    White Gang

  166. Random Charlie Fan Says:


    On The March

    Elk-Leg-Hunting Is Serious Business

    Country Cops

    Trekking Through The Snow

    With A Purpose

    A Determined Duo

  167. Kathy Says:

    (“Never gonna give you up”)
    Never gonna let you down
    Never gonna run around and desert you
    Never gonna make you cry
    Never gonna say goodbye
    Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you” ~Rick Astley

  168. Kathryn Says:

    One in thought

    Bound by ancestors, together by choice

    Chleo is point, Charlie is backup

    Backup always follows the point

  169. Lynsey Says:

    Have ‘Tude, Will Travel

  170. sarah Says:


  171. Rhonda P Says:

    1. Shhhh wew huntin’ wabbits…..


    2. On a serious serious mission

  172. Barbara in California Says:

    Snow tracking is serious business for this team

  173. Barbara in California Says:

    Serious snow tracking team

  174. Vanessa Says:

    “In Which Charlie and Chloe Lead an Expotition to the North Pole”
    ——(altered phrase from Winnie-the-Pooh)

    “Winsome Twosome”

    “On Very Important Secret Business”

    “Wayward Prowlers”

  175. Jean Says:

    I know we left it here somewhere!

  176. Paula Says:

    One tale, two tail, three trail, GO.
    THIS is how you stalk, little sister.

  177. K.K. Says:

    We Got The Beat

  178. Melissa Says:

    Capture the Flag
    (against Eli and Daisy)

  179. Sophie Says:

    “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”

    “Bonnie and Clyde”

  180. Pamela Says:

    On your mark: Get seeeeettttt: GO!

  181. Pamela Says:

    “I’m With Dufus”


    “She’s My Sister–I Swear!”

    (Tee-shirts my brother and I wore in our respective youths.)

  182. felis_sidus Says:

    Two Tails on the Trail

  183. mjk Says:

    unlikely allies

  184. Lynne R Says:

    Horses and Cows and Geese…Oh My!!

  185. Anna Says:

    Charlie! Come meet Mr. Tumnus!

  186. Chantel I. Says:

    Sentinels in the Snow

  187. Karen Says:

    “Two roads diverged in a ‘snowy wash’” (Thaaanks, Robert Frost)

  188. Wife of a Sailor Says:

    “I’ll play bad cop today, Chloe.”

  189. Barb Says:

    We’re ready to fight the Yetti.

  190. Suzy Says:

    The Eyes Have It.

  191. Candace Says:

    C: “I dropped that antler around here somewhere.”
    C: “Are you sure?”

  192. littlebobina Says:

    “Two for the Snow”
    “Chilly Reception”
    “Cool as Ice not once, but twice”

  193. Kirai Says:

    The Good, The Bad, And the Snowy

  194. Amanda Baird Says:

    “I told you we should have asked for directions!”

  195. Debra Says:

    Shhh…we’re Snipe Hunting.

    see it yet?

  196. John Thompson Says:

    Ghost Walking

  197. Tessa Says:

    Which one is the road less traveled?

  198. Diana Says:

    Sherlock Coyote muttered – Elementary Ms. Watson . . . the game’s afoot!

  199. Paula Vanbuskirk Says:

    ok…you look for that stupid bovine over there and I’ll look over here.

  200. Al Says:

    On the count of three, we make a run for it.

  201. Rick's Cafe Says:

    “Why do I always freckle so much in winter?”
    “Don’t worry, it’s hardly noticeable”

  202. Dave Robatcek Says:

    Snipe Hunt

  203. Gwen Says:

    “So what do you need? Besides a miracle.”
    “Guns. Lots of guns.”

    I was going to go with a Tombstone/Ok Corral reference, but decided it had almost certainly already been done. So Matrix it is!

  204. Erika Says:


  205. Suzanne Says:

    Snowy Cerberus at your Service

  206. pika Says:


  207. Rick Says:

    “You take the high road, and I’ll take the low road…”

    All right, Li’l Filly. You cut the ones on the left of the herd, & I’ll cut the ones on the right.”

  208. CJ Clark Says:

    Divide and Conqour

  209. pogonip Says:

    Snow Pack

  210. Wolfe Says:

    what kind of dog is Chloe?

  211. Maegan Says:

    Wild West Side Story

  212. Patr Says:

    He goes to, she goes fro

    He goes fast, she goes slow

    He goes left ‘n’ she goes right

    Lines from From: PAPA LOVES MAMBO


    Covering each others back

  213. janie Says:

    Forms of Sentry

  214. margini Says:


  215. muttluver Says:

    It Takes Two

    Side by Side

    Snow Stalkers

    Stalking in the Snow


    Hunting Trip

    Intensity Squared

    Deadly Duo

    Dynamic Duo

    Perfect Partners

    Perfect Pair

    Two’s Company


    Double Trouble


    Has no one else noticed Charlie’s raised back leg? Love it.

  216. Tanya V. Says:

    A Walk in the Clouds

  217. Tanya V. Says:

    Cold Determination

  218. Tanya V. Says:

    Snow Angels

  219. Tina Says:

    Serious Stroll

  220. Debi Says:

    Charlie, would it kill you to ask for directions just once?? :)

  221. Della Says:

    Stalking the Wild Elf Leg

  222. Rod Tatsuno Says:

    “How am I supposed to track some coyotes if you keep hanging so close?”

  223. Rhedrose Says:

    Death & Taxes

    (could these two BE any more certain?)

  224. Dave Says:

    3..2..1 ! ready or not, here we come Eli!

  225. Barbie Says:

    “Just keep walking” “Don’t turn back”

  226. R.T. Says:

    I looked at your Vagabond Vespa site and it brought back memories…. Such as my Vespa trip to Yosemite, having it break down and meeting the San Jose Vespa Club. A couple with a baby had a “spare” scooter on a trailer, and they took turns driving the car with child. They let us used their Vespa to return home on! Also, I spent my first three years of life in the Topaz internment camp near Delta, Utah……… Young Charlie looked like my Siberian husky Tala when she was a pup.

  227. Cindy Says:

    Keep an eye out, Watson.

  228. Dianne Says:


    Attached at the Hip Scouting Trip

  229. Birkie Says:

    Too (two) intense

  230. kelly Says:

    Waiting for Godot

  231. Anonymous Says:

    north by northwest

  232. jillian Says:

    oops, that last anon was me

  233. ys Says:

    Cold Contemplation!

  234. John Says:

    “Yeah, but what’re we goin’ to tell your Mom?”

  235. ilana Says:

    I told you we should have checked the weather reports before we left!

  236. Pat D. Says:

    “The strength of the wolf is in the pack. And the strength of the pack is in the wolf.”– by Rudyard Kipling, “The Jungle Book”.
    (One of my favorite books– their expressions leave no doubt they *are* a pack.)


    Calling down the thunder (I think that’s from “Tombstone”?)

    Snow Patrol


  237. Kristie Says:

    A fork in the road: You take the high road, I take the low road…

    Snow use…..we’re busted……….we stayed out past our curfew!

  238. Lindsay P. Says:

    “Double Entendre”

  239. Ashes Says:

    Joined at the Butt!

  240. Lisa W. Says:

    Reservoir Dogs

  241. Barbara Says:

    Side by Side in Stride

    Into White

  242. Yaara Says:

    Stalking; Hip Hop style

  243. Laura Says:

    Going Forth, Into The Yonder.

    This is such a beautiful, mindful image. They’re headed somewhere for sure, but there’s no rush about it. It’ll still be there when they get there.

  244. Cathryn Says:

    I was going to post, then got to Ava’s “CSI: Ten Sleep,” and knew this contest was over.

  245. KT Says:

    Chloe: HE thinks it’s THAT way, but I know it’s THIS way.

  246. Emma Berman Says:

    Family Branches

  247. Isobel Says:

    “Theres no Business like Snow Business…”

  248. June Rugh Says:

    The Few, the Proud, the Canines.

    Doggedly Onward

    Onward Doggedly

  249. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    Couldn’t think of anything last night … but NOW !!

    Snow Ballin’

    Snow Flakes

    Two Silent Snow Flakes

    Hunting Daisy … Upsy, Daisy!

    Yellow snow about to happen …

    Darn, we’ve got our paws frozen to the ground AGAIN!

    Which Way is Up?

    Blizzard Buddies

    Storm Chasers

    The Tundra Twosome

    Dastardly Duo

    Boris and Natasha

  250. E.Jolie Says:

    Pack of Two Trackers

  251. Beth aka EweMama Says:

    (Stop Me before I post again …)

    LOVE the “Snipe Hunt” entry! LOL

    Okay, NOW I’ve got three tunes running through my head …

    “On The Road Again” and portion thereof – thamk you, Willie Nelson!
    “We’re the best of friends.
    Insisting that the world keep turning our way”

    “Homeward Bound” -thank y0u, Simon & Garfunkel

    already forgot the third one, give me a minute … AHA

    “Goin’ Up The Country”
    “I’m going up the country, baby, don’t you wanna go
    I’m going up the country, baby, don’t you wanna go
    I’m going to some place where I’ve never been before”

    And in tribute to Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott, who joined up at the end of their careers in one of the best movies ever, “Ride The High Country” – with two more letters …
    Stride The High Country

    and last but NOT least – Are We There Yet ??!!

  252. Annemiek Says:

    Where’s the beef?

  253. Becky Says:

    We’re looking for trouble – and we’re going to find it.

  254. Holly Says:

    Charlies’ Masked Companion

    “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practise to deceive”.

    The usual suspects!

  255. Emily Says:

    CSI: Coyote Snow Investigation

  256. karen Says:

    Because you’re mine, I walk the line

  257. Trudy Says:

    Take it hip to hip and rock it through the world.

  258. ursula Says:

    He said, she said…

  259. Susan Says:

    A good companion shortens the longest road.

  260. Robyn Binsse Says:

    Chloe you go left I’ll go right. We will bring this rabbit down together!

  261. Robyn Binsse Says:

    Cattle Drive

    Stone Cold Stare

    Walking and Stalking

  262. Ann Says:

    Challengers !

  263. frmerjohn Says:

    Where are those dog cookies Ma ???

  264. Anonymous Says:

    “Reservoir Dogs” — Am I the only one who doesn’t get it? Someone explain?

  265. Cindy Says:

    Oops, I’m “Anonymous” who doesn’t get it.

  266. Kathy Says:

    Whomever finds Eli first…wins!

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