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Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/01/2011

#DCSquirrelWeek: Columnist John Kelly uncovers the mysteries of the common squirrel


Is this squirrel quietly enjoying an afternoon snack? Or hatching an evil plan? Tweet your squirrel stories using #DCSquirrelWeek. (Amy Sancetta - Associated Press)
First, there was was Shark Week. Now, Washington Post columnist John Kelly brings you Squirrel Week, aiming to unravel the mysteries of a furry woodland critter that, in some people, elicits as much fear and revulsion as a fanged creature from the deep.

Or maybe it’s just me.

As he launches The Post’s first Squirrel Week, Kelly will answer your burning questions — Where did all these squirrels come from? — and share readers’ love-hate experiences with these pesky nut-gatherers.

Follow Kelly through the world’s squirrel stomping grounds: America’s Great Plains, Southeast Asia’s jungles, western Africa, and, of course, Washington, home to the black squirrel.

And don’t forget to share your own squirrel stories in the comments below, upload your photos to our user gallery, and tweet us using #DCSquirrelWeek.

Forget shark week. Everybody's got a squirrel story. Share your stories and pictures using #DCSquirrelWeek.

Discovery may have Shark Week; we have #squirrelweek, kicking off this weekend in The Post. Send us your squirrel pix: http://wapo.st/icnkg1less than a minute ago via web

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