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Yosemite National Park – California – U.S.A

Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List United States of America

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Yellow-bellied Marmot

The marmots are a genus, Marmota, of squirrels. There are 14 species in this genus.

The yellow-bellied marmot lives in the western United States and southwestern Canada, including the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. It inhabits steppes, meadows, talus fields and other open habitats, sometimes on the edge of deciduous or coniferous forests, and typically above 6,500 feet (2,000 m) of elevation.

Their territory is about 4 to 7 acres (2 to 3 ha) around a number of summer burrows. Marmots choose to dig burrows under rocks because predators are less likely to see their burrow. Predators include wolves, foxes, and coyotes. When a marmot sees a predator, it whistles to warn all other marmots in the area (giving it the nickname “whistle pig”). Then it typically hides in a nearby rock pile.


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  • tcat757
    tcat757about 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you

    – paolo1955

  • NorwegianAngel
    NorwegianAngelabout 4 years ago

    What an awesome expression! He really doesn’t look happy to be photographed! =D
    Great capture!

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

  • eiaimages
    eiaimagesabout 4 years ago

    absolutely adorable

  • I’m happy that you enjoy this photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterabout 4 years ago

    So cute – keep up the great work!!!


    – paolo1955

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

    Great shot, Paolo! What creature is this? It’s not a squirrel and it doesn’t look like the chipmunks we have around my house. Is it a prairie dog?

  • Is a cute marmot :-)

    – paolo1955

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertabout 4 years ago

    Really a CUTE capture!!!

  • Thank-you.For dropping by & taking a look at my captures. Much appreciated!

    – paolo1955

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 4 years ago

    9/4/10 one a day

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you

    – paolo1955

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago


    – paolo1955

  • Camilla Wall
    Camilla Wallalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Declan Carr
    Declan Carralmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature in The Great Out Doors

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment

    – paolo1955

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