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June 11th, 2009
04:15 PM ET

Beat 360° 6/11/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

Two meerkats (Suricata suricatta) emerge from a tunnel leading to their heated burrow at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. (Photo credit: Talara BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

UPDATE: Check out our Beat 360° Winners!

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soundoff (323 Responses)
  1. A.LYNAM NV.

    '"Remember my shaky friend, don't be a hero, just grab the nuts and through the open door – then Matt Lauer picks us up at the airport. In 3 days we'll be sunning ourselves on the African plains.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  2. Angie

    I swear it doesn't matter whether we can sing or act, if your cute and you are a twin, Disney will hire you!

    June 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  3. Beth Isbell

    "Australia's Qantas airlines proudly shows off their new air-conditioned window seating upgrades!"

    Beth Isbell
    Oklahoma City, OK

    June 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  4. Ed - Sidney, OH

    I hear the bear is a real snob now since his trampoline debut on utube

    June 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  5. Marie Milne woodstock, Ontario

    Is this the Rowan and Martin show?

    June 11, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  6. Paul M - NYC

    Is it me or do we just look like we're angry?

    Drop your ears – that should help.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  7. Tom Satre

    "We can get a whole bag of nuts if we tell the AC360 gang we knew Rick Strandolf when we were living in an Academy tree!"

    Tom Satre
    Naples, FL

    June 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm |
  8. Betty(VA)

    Meerkat Laugh-In....
    "Say Goodnight Dick" "Good night Dick"

    June 11, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  9. Jay from Los Gatos, California

    Joe, do you ever have one of those days where you just don't want to come outside?

    June 11, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  10. faith columbia sc

    cruises are so cheap nowadays even the meerkat reality show is going

    June 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  11. Alan Craig -- Bedford, IN

    Meercats Palin and Letterman debate the benefits of belting out Hakuna Matata.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:03 pm |
  12. Greg Myers,Houston TX

    Is the fact that we were sent to the Hubble Telescope a mere coincidence?

    June 11, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  13. Maureen - Queens NY

    WOW , they act like we never come out!

    June 11, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  14. Vernard Mercader - WA

    With the Home Foreclosures going at ease, Meerkat Manor Stars from Animal Planet purchased a New Luxury home with heated Burrows.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  15. John, Northwood, ND

    President Obama!
    What a wonderful phrase
    President Obama!
    Ain't no passing craze

    It means no worries
    For the rest of your days
    It's our problem-free philosophy
    President Obama!

    June 11, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  16. Mindy D'Amico - Brocton NY

    ...I thought the screaming monkeys were bad.... The New York State Senate protesters have them beat....

    June 11, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  17. Josh

    "Hey Dick..."
    "Yeah George?"
    "You sure we should be taking a cruise during the swine flu pandemic?"
    ...

    June 11, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  18. Peter Amstutz

    I say we go back inside before Letterman cracks a joke about us that would needlessly clog the news cycle.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  19. Dusty Garner

    No wonder the North Korean's are having difficulty with their missile program...

    June 11, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  20. Dawn Simons

    Did you hear the pandemic level is raised to phase 6??? Well.... I'm not going out there!!!!

    June 11, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  21. Tim Gibson

    Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi on sentry duty while the rest of the mob forages for pork.

    Tim Gibson
    San Diego, CA

    June 11, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  22. Paul M - NYC

    I bet if Jim Croce hung out with us, he would have sang "If I could spend time in a brothel".

    June 11, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  23. David Baker sf,ca

    Did you hear that Tom and Kaite's daugher's middle name is Cata?

    June 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  24. Jay from Los Gatos, California

    Oh oh, we are definitely not in Kansas anymore.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  25. Chris, Arlington, VA

    The first meerkats in space peer down on Earth, millennia after the global financial crisis crushed mankind under insurmountable debt.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  26. Michael, Dresher, PA

    It seems a bit confusing that this photo was released in conjunction with the proposed universal health plan.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  27. Michael, Dresher, PA

    Members of the prior administration cannot help but pop-out and offer comments.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  28. Julia

    Look at all those humans forage for those digital converter boxes!

    June 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  29. gerri

    Bush and Cheney checking out their new digs after the election.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  30. Paul M - NYC

    When you said you had something hairy and sweaty to show me, I didn't realize you were only taking me inside!

    June 11, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  31. Matt (West Chester, PA)

    "Signing up for Meerkat Manor: DC was the best idea EVER!!"

    June 11, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  32. Sheila Moorehead

    Maersk Line's latest anti-piracy measures – trained meerkats stand at the ready.

    Sheila Moorehead
    USA

    June 11, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  33. Aaron Haynes

    Please, please look at the horizon, I don't want to be covered in your dinner.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:43 pm |
  34. Paul M - NYC

    Dude... no more beans for you... now these people are going to think I am pissed when I was simply holding my breath! The look of disgust on my face is more then apparent.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  35. Laura, Muncie, Indiana

    "So, if we see our shadows, it's six more weeks of winter, or . . . ?

    June 11, 2009 at 4:40 pm |
  36. Paul M - NYC

    Hector... you really want me to say "Yo Queirdo Taco Bell"?

    June 11, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  37. Darren. South San francisco, ca

    Two formerly bald meekrats flaunt their new "flock of seagulls" wig inspired by Anderson Cooper.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  38. Paul M - NYC

    It's okay to come out... Cheney may be here as well as being locked and loaded, but he is going after the other white meat... the two legged kind!

    June 11, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  39. Paul M - NYC

    I can do anything you can do better, I can do anything better then you...

    No you can't

    Yes I can

    No you can't

    June 11, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  40. Darren. South San francisco, ca

    Global warming has either inspired these two meerrats to advocate an eco-friendly environment or become next top 2010 running mates representing the GOP.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  41. Delores - Alburquerque

    Having mortgage woes, you humans?!!!!!!!!

    June 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  42. Anthony Coppola

    6/11 beat 360 caption:
    Now here's Erika with tonight's bulletin.

    Anthony Coppola
    294 Cascade Place
    Rochester NY 14609

    June 11, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  43. Janine from PA.

    Let us know when all the hate, wars and economic mess is over and we'll come out!

    June 11, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  44. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Is it dinner, yet Mr. Zoo person?

    June 11, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  45. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    It's cold in this so-called plains!

    June 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  46. Janine from PA.

    We're still bummed about Flower.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  47. Jasmine - Spokane, WA (Spokan't)

    Two meerkats accidentally are seen in their secret hotel rooms on the set of Meerkat Manor.

    June 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  48. Lori James

    1. Wow things don't look much better from this end.

    2. Hey Timone what do they call those scary animals behind the glass?

    June 11, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  49. Lori James

    So this is the 'light at the end of the tunnel' ... boy were we shafted!

    June 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  50. Rose from Muscoy, Calif

    Is it safe to come out, dear?

    June 11, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
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