Sharing moments in time…

Yellowstone Yellow-Bellied Marmot


Since I’ve already shown two of the largest inhabitants of Yellowstone (the Bison and Bear), I thought it was time to add a contrast to one of the smaller mammals – the Yellow-Bellied Marmot.  These guys are pretty frequently seen among the different rocky landscapes around Yellowstone.  They are closely related to groundhogs and, as can be seen below are very cute and photogenic.

Somewhat shy but always around

Somewhat shy but always around

4 responses

  1. Always have a soft spot for anything guinea pig like – weirdly think that’s why I love hippos, because their flappy ears and fun run remind me of my piggies!

    June 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    • Marmots definitely fit the bill for being guinea pig “like”. They are really fun to watch as the scurry around in the mounds of rocks they live in….

      June 4, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      • The only time I’ve ever seen a marmot (one of the big ones) was in Munich Zoo. He was just loving the sunshine and pushing around some antelopes who were rudely encroaching on his sunbathing spot.

        June 5, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      • 🙂

        June 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm

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