By Jamie Smith
These ground squirrels snapped mid-tussle resemble judo masters.
Peter Haygarth, 55, snapped the not-so-cuddly critters during a trip to Etosha National Park in Namibia earlier this month.
The freelance photographer, from Bishop Auckland, County Durham, said: “There were a number of squirrels running around close to me, so when two of them started fighting I grabbed my camera and started shooting.
“Some of the fight between the two squirrels resembles judo moves.
“The fight lasted less than 30 seconds before they ran off in different directions.
“I didn’t realise as I was shooting how funny the final shots would look.”