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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. Michelle Bauman

    Mr. President, what if these tunells have been infected with the swine flu? Should I go ahead and warn the public?

    June 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  2. Anne from Toronto

    Detail from General Motors's new hybrid engine.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  3. Kayla in Wisconsin

    Taronga Western Plains Zoo provides a photo to show CNN vewiers that Suricata and Suricatta are not just mere-cats but infact stars.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  4. Dick Shipman near Seattle, WA

    Our 401 (k) is toast, our show is cancelled....I can't take it anymore, I'm jumpin' !

    June 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  5. missydean louisville, ky

    After reading 'Sheep In The City', Two inspired meerkats exit
    storm drains
    in search of bright lights, big city.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  6. Anne from Toronto

    Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag plan their escape from "I'm a Meerkat- Get Me Outta Here."

    June 11, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  7. rebecca - OKC, OK

    Those alley cats are at it again... every night with those two.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  8. Bob, Mesa, AZ

    What planet is this our space ship landed on?

    June 11, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  9. Anne from Toronto

    Meerkat on right: "I'm a celebrity – get me outta here."
    Meerkat on left: "Uh.... you're just a meerkat."

    June 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  10. Stephanie Sarich

    "You again - and I thought the pre-nup. would scare you off!"

    Minnetonka MN 55305

    June 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  11. Phil (Phoenix, Arizona)

    God Himself could not sink this ship!

    June 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  12. Miria Jones

    I'm the king of the world!

    June 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  13. Isabel, Brazil

    Do you know a group of meerkats is called a "mob", "gang" or "clan"?

    June 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  14. Hope

    What is she talking about? I can't see Russia.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  15. meadow

    Sophie to Rocketdog:
    "What made you think leaving Meerkat Manor would be a good idea?"

    Rocketdog:
    "Well, at least our burrow is heated and we have it to ourselves."

    meadow alder
    evanston, il

    June 11, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  16. Ed - Sidney, OH

    Hi Maude, can I borrow a cup of crickets?

    June 11, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  17. Isabel, Brazil

    Look! More pictures of Anderson and Erica!
    Oh, those 80s!

    June 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  18. Stephanie Sarich

    "What do we do now - break into a chorus of 'Loch Lomond'?"

    Minnetonka Mn 55305

    June 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  19. Stephanie Sarich

    "This isn't the great light I expected to see at the end of the tunnel."
    "Well, we're not dead yet, either."

    Minnetonka MN 55305

    June 11, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  20. Sam, Boston MA

    This is not an actual caption for this photo, but I won the Beat 360 Challenge last night, and both Anderson and Erica referred to me as a male when I am actually a 16 (almost 17) year old girl. I can understand the confusion with a name like Sam though. And of course, I was so excited about winning I hardly even cared that they thought I was a boy, but I just wanted to clarify it anyway.

    Also:

    Erica- I enjoyed seeing that lovely photo of Anderson and his "Flock of Seagulls" hair. I have a picture very similar to that taped to my mirror and it makes me giggle every time I see it. 🙂

    June 11, 2009 at 5:26 pm |
  21. Alex, San Francisco, CA

    "Hi Joe."
    "Hey Larry. Your mother-in-law over too?"

    June 11, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  22. Stephanie Sarich

    "I see my shadow, - the recession's over in six weeks."
    "Dude, one, you're not a groundhog; two, we've got artificial lighting."
    "Spoilsport."

    Minnetonka MN 55305

    June 11, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  23. Greg Lewis - San Diego, CA

    Rocket Dog and Mitch are sent to Exile Island after the Whiskers lose an immunity challenge to the Lazuli.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  24. missydean louisville, ky

    Australian Idol announce their latest sensation-
    Meerkat Heavy Metal

    June 11, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  25. Corey D. Welch

    "Boy, the world zoo outside our window never ceases to amaze me! No wonder I spend so much time with my head underground."

    Corey D. Welch
    Little Rock, AR

    June 11, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  26. Betty(VA)

    Meerkat Manor gets an overhaul

    June 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  27. Angie Ray Puryear, TN

    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 5:22 pm |
  28. Judy Polson

    I am not chasing it – – it is merely a cat.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  29. Ed - Sidney, OH

    I wonder why The Captain & Tennille didn't come out with a song about US?

    June 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  30. Corey D. Welch

    "Hey, did she just jump over our fence? ATTACK!!!! We are not those nice polar bears!!

    Corey D. Welch
    Little Rock, AR

    June 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  31. Robert, New York, New York

    You must be a Republican; every time I follow you we end up in the same place!

    June 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  32. Sanjiv Bhatia

    Is it summer yet?

    June 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  33. Alexander, CT

    You distract that old couple on the bench with your song and dance and I'll go for the old lady's purse.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  34. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    After nearly five months, two meerkats leave the wreckage of the US Airways plane that crash-landed in the Hudson when they learn that geese from Newfoundland are actually being blamed for their mischieviousness.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  35. missydean louisville, ky

    GM showcases their latest innovation to go up against toyota's solar cooling system-
    two meerkats exhaling.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  36. Alan

    The Meerkat family took advantage of the soft housing market to purchase this heated burrow for bargain basement prices.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  37. Ed - Sidney, OH

    Looks like rain, time to sound our alarm.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  38. Charlotte Lauren, San Francisco, Bay Area, California

    It's New York! Let's jump ship for a better life. We can easily pass for racoons!

    June 11, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  39. Jay Atwood

    Unaffected by the global financial crisis, the meerkats have fled the manor and enjoy a Mediterranean cruise.

    Jay Atwood
    Sydney, Australia

    June 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  40. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Simon and Pimon look stunned after hearing the news that the zoo is cutting costs.They will no longer provide cable t.v.That means no more 'Meerkat Manor"

    June 11, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  41. Roland, California

    Just tell Miss California, there is a tunnel of possibilities out there..

    June 11, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  42. gerri

    I hope the Obamas adopt us, too.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:13 pm |
  43. Joe Sherwood, Lubbock TX

    "First, they feared Avian Flu. Then, they feared Mad Cows. They brace, today, against Swine Flu. So go forth, my brothers! The time to strike against our captors and release Meerkat Pneumonia is now! THERE WILL BE NO BLESS YOU'S THIS TIME!"

    June 11, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  44. Mitch Kopnick

    "Hey Frank... the market's in the toilet, the hottest singer now is named Gaga and Leno's gone. I'm going back inside."

    June 11, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  45. Linda Greenville, SC

    "I hear the president is writing excuse notes today. Do you think he'd write me one to get out of sentry duty?"

    June 11, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  46. Betty(VA)

    I thought you said you were booking for this balcony on this cruise...

    June 11, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  47. Greg Lewis - San Diego, CA

    Vorpal meerkats prove to be an effective deterent to piracy.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  48. Arta, Memphis, TN

    I think it safe to come now, Palin's in New York.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  49. Elizabeth F.

    In a new twist on the war on piracy, ships have now begun installing meerkat pirate warning systems onboard.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  50. John Evans

    See I told you this what life is about: room service!
    San Diego, CA.

    June 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
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