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Marmot siblings This time I found a great big family - I saw about 5 of the little guys out at once and could hear another (maybe mom) out in the scrub gathering up food. Rather than living in a rock outcrop, these ones lived under a large log. Old Mr. Sauer, who's property this trail starts on told me he had the log moved there when he noticed a resident marmot, so they'd have place to hide from dogs. Well, it looks like they've fully adopted their offered home and started a family. He said his next idea is to have his sons move an another old log to provide a home for the turkey vultures he's seen recently.  Geotagged,Marmota flaviventris,Spring,United States,Yellow-bellied marmot Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Marmot siblings

This time I found a great big family - I saw about 5 of the little guys out at once and could hear another (maybe mom) out in the scrub gathering up food. Rather than living in a rock outcrop, these ones lived under a large log. Old Mr. Sauer, who's property this trail starts on told me he had the log moved there when he noticed a resident marmot, so they'd have place to hide from dogs. Well, it looks like they've fully adopted their offered home and started a family. He said his next idea is to have his sons move an another old log to provide a home for the turkey vultures he's seen recently.

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  1. Not a lot of people would build a home for vultures, please tell Mr. Sauer he understands nature and that I like him. Posted 6 days ago

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The yellow-bellied marmot , also known as the rock chuck, is a ground squirrel in the marmot genus.

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by morpheme
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Uploaded May 19, 2017. Captured May 18, 2017 09:32 in Sauer's Mountain Trail, Peshastin, WA 98847, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/8.0
  • 1/180s
  • ISO400
  • 560mm