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Your pictures: Pets that yawn with you

Photo: Mike Shilladay

Scientists have shown that dogs can catch yawns. BBC News website readers sent in pictures of their yawning pets. "Jasper is likely to make us all yawn." Photo: Mike Shilladay, Nottinghamshire

Photo: Mary Ellen McMorrow

"Shelby yawns when we are both bored." Photo: Mary Ellen McMorrow, Pennsylvania

Photo: Nancy Rosenthal

"Roscoe doesn't often sit still long enough to be caught yawning." Photo: Nancy Rosenthal, Massachusetts

Photo: Sandra Wilkin

"Moss the Lurcher is yawning here after a hard day on the sofa." Photo: Sandra Wilkin, Hampshire

Photo: Kathy Zickler

"Keebler yawns openly while Peaches looks away." Photo: Kathy Zickler, Seattle.

Photo: FJ Hale

"Wolfie tumbles over with this enormous yawn." Photo: FJ Hale, North Carolina

Photo: Peter Fuller

"Dogs are not the only ones who may yawn back at you as Patsy the cat shows." Photo: Peter Fuller, London. You can send your images to yourpics@bbc.co.uk. Terms and conditions on the right.



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