Saturday, June 29, 2013

Marmot



A Yellow Belly Marmot pauses before disappearing into his underground home. I have never seen a Marmot in our area. This one was in Utah. They are big for a rodent, about the size of a large cat and very shy around people, always on the lookout for a place to hide.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

I don't think I've ever seen a marmot in the wild.

Lowell said...

Looks like a big, furry rat! I've never seen one before. You got some wonderful shots here before he disappeared into that hole! I'd guess his teeth are quite sharp!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have seen marmots in Colorado, but not Arizona.

Sharon said...

Great job on this photo. I remember seeing these guys camping in northern California a long time ago.

Randy said...

First time I've ever seen one.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Don't think I've ever seen one either but next time I'm in California I'll be on the lookout for them camping out! ☺

Kate said...

Yes, they certainly are "cute" but I'm not overly fond of rodents.

JM said...

What a fantastic spotting and great shot, Judy! Lucky you! :-)