In celebration of D.C. Squirrel Week, we asked readers to send us their squirrel photos and, well, you went (wait for it) nuts.
We received more than 150 photos of squirrels — from black squirrels to fuzzy-tailed gray squirrels. Many of the photos pictured the critters as mischievous nut-gatherers, wreaking havoc on plants, taunting house pets and using their quirky rodent charm to get snacks.
Here are a few of our favorite submissions.
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You can see the full gallery and upload your own squirrel photos here. And share your squirrel stories using #DCSquirrelWeek.
Bethonie Butler is a producer and a reporter on The Post’s engagement team. She oversees online comments and has also contributed to The Style Blog and She The People.