9 Unusual Animal Relationships (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

06/11/2010 04:38 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Animals have a sensational ability to surprise us with the rare bonds they form, often defying animal experts' understanding and even going against the predatory instincts of nature. Whether a snake and a hamster, a crow and a cat, or a dog and an elephant--these are all fascinating friendships animals have formed beyond the boundaries of species.

Here are 9 unusual animal relationships! Vote for your favorite. If they can get along, it shouldn't be too hard for us, right?

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