Squirrel Week

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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of Kelly Foxton April 19
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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of Kelly Foxton April 19
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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of Kelly Foxton April 19
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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of Kelly Foxton April 19
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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of Kelly Foxton April 19
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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of Kelly Foxton April 19
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Photo: Flying Squirrels

via Alex Badyaev April 19
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Photo: Flying Squirrels

via Alex Badyaev April 19
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Photo: Flying Squirrels

via Alex Badyaev April 19
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Photo: Flying Squirrels

via Alex Badyaev April 19
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Photo: Flying Squirrels

via Alex Badyaev April 19
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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of Kelly Foxton April 19
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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of Kelly Foxton April 19
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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of Kelly Foxton April 19
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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of TLC April 19
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Photo: Flying Squirrels

via Alex Badyaev April 19
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Photo: Flying Squirrels

via Alex Badyaev April 19
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Photo: Flying Squirrels

via Alex Badyaev April 19
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Photo: Flying Squirrels

via Alex Badyaev April 19
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via Alex Badyaev April 19
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Photo: Flying Squirrels

via Alex Badyaev April 19
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Video: Sunday, April 7 kicks off The Washington Post’s third annual Squirrel Week. Columnist John Kelly gives a preview of the coverage to come and what inspired him to dedicate a whole week to D.C. squirrels.

via The Fold April 19

An aerial salute to Squirrel Week 2013

Once thought to merely glide, new research is showing that flying squirrels are aerobatic champs.

via John Kelly April 19
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Video: Sunday, April 7 kicks off The Washington Post’s third annual Squirrel Week. Columnist John Kelly gives a preview of the coverage to come and what inspired him to dedicate a whole week to D.C. squirrels.

via The Fold April 19

Odd squirrel behavior and the weather

The Post’s John Kelly initiated the inaugural squirrel week today. Squirrels are no strangers to the Capital Weather Gang. Readers have frequently remarked about the behavior of these nut foraging rodents leading up to winter as well storms.

via Jason Samenow April 19

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

Post columnist John Kelly aims to unravel the mystery of the common, much-loved and much-hated critter.

via Maggie Fazeli Fard April 19
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Photo: Sugar Bush, the supermodel squirrel

via Courtesy of TLC April 19
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Video: Nancy Rose has stumbled upon an interesting hobby--taking photographs of squirrels engaged in everything from boating to barbequing. She explains.

via The Fold April 19

A report from the front lines of the squirrel birdseed wars

Greedy squirrels want your bird seed. A whole industry has arisen to deny them this simple desire.

via John Kelly April 19
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Video: Not all bird-lovers are squirrel-haters, but many people who put out birdseed hate to see it devoured by hungry squirrels. Here’s what it takes to squirrel-proof your feeder.

via John Kelly and Nicki DeMarco April 19
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Video: When a baby squirrel falls from its nest or sees its tree destroyed, it might end up at Second Chance Wildlife Center in Gaithersburg, Md. Every year, hundreds do.

via John Kelly & Christina Lee April 19

Into the mouths of babes — squirrel babes, that is

Springtime means orphaned baby squirrels. Dedicated humans do their best to save the critters.

via John Kelly April 19

Watching the fur fly

By staking out their forest home, biologist Alex Badyaev is proving flying squirrels really get around.

via April 19

The Zen of the squirrel

Can watching squirrels make you a better business per

via John Kelly April 19
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Video: The Washington Post’s third annual Squirrel Week winds down, but not without a couple last odes to our favorite rodent. John Kelly presents the best reader submissions.

via The Fold April 19
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Video: Jason Konopack has transformed his backyard into a giant squirrel obstacle course. Enough said.

via The Fold April 19

Experiencing world events through the eyes of a squirrel

Behind every great squirrel there is a woman. Sugar Bush is that squirrel. Kelly Foxton is that woman.

via John Kelly April 19
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Video: Squirrels can be as tiny as a mouse or as large as a house cat. Richard Thorington, the Smithsonian’s resident squirrel expert, gives a tour of the 30,000 squirrel specimens housed in the National Museum of Natural History.

via The Fold April 19

Some final observations as Squirrel Week draws to a close

Hot pepper and Slinkys: Readers suggest ways to beat seed-stealing squirrrels.

via John Kelly April 19
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