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Here are the best photos from the 2022 Squirrel Week photo contest

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If the members of Motley Crue had been a little more interested in the family Sciuridae than in scantily clad women, they might have called their 1987 album “Squirrels, Squirrels, Squirrels” instead of “Girls, Girls, Girls.” And any of these photos could have made a great album cover.

The Squirrel Photo Contest is an important part of Squirrel Week. Hundreds of readers responded to my call for entries. These are my favorites.

I hope that no matter how your day is going, it will be improved by these squirrelly photographs.

Thank you for looking, and thank you to everyone who entered.