| Credit: Ruta Smith, Charleston City Paper

Here’s a mystery photo of a critter that photographer Ruta Smith spied somewhere in downtown Charleston recently. Where — and what — is it? Bonus points: Tell us a little bit about why it’s where it is. We’ll forward some City Paper swag to the 4th person who correctly answers the question and identifies this week’s mystery photo. To enter (one entry per person), send your guess, name and hometown in an email to: mystery@charlestoncitypaper.com.

Photo by Ruta Smith, Charleston City Paper.

LAST WEEK’S MYSTERY, “Underside,” shows the view looking toward Mount Pleasant under the James B. Edwards Bridge, also known as the Wando Bridge, on Interstate 526 on Daniel Island. Hats off to the few people who correctly identified the bridge, including Laurie Steinke of Daniel Island.

Every Monday, the City Paper offers a mystery photo taken somewhere in the Lowcountry. We encourage you to guess — and make sure to share your name and the town in which you live. We’ll uncover the mystery the following week and, every now and then, give a prize.

BONUS: If you want to submit a mystery photo taken by you for us to share, send it to our mystery email address. Make sure to put “Submission” in the subject line.

PAST MYSTERIES: While the guessing time on these mysteries is over, you might like seeing some old mystery photos that readers have puzzled over. Enjoy!

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