Mom and Baby

Betsy  Seeton

Denver, United States

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After this baby (the one missing an ear) nuzzled up to her mom she moved down to her belly and began nursing! A real live nature show — amazing.

I heard the warning squeal/whistle/chirp a few times from the mom and she would duck into her cave-like home, but pop back out a few seconds later. Even the baby ignored the warning sound and stayed perched on a rock.

I stopped along the roadside about 20 miles from my cabin today and found a rocky hillside where the marmots flourish! I have always been intrigued by these critters but never had the good fortune of being around them except for a quick glance here or there.

Today (July 28, 2010) one of the young ones let me photograph without running off to hide. Momma marmot was not nearly so bold and neither were the siblings. But this little fellow was quite welcoming.

I drive by this area all the time when I go into the city for groceries and supplies. I will now make time to stop more frequently. I also saw a round eared little critter with a mouthful of branches running across the rocks. Got a few pics of him, but nothing post worthy.

Marmots are related to the ground squirrel. They hibernate and are very social animals who communicate with a whistle sound especially when alarmed to notify each other of potential danger. They like rocky areas.

These animals are also called woodchucks and groundhogs. They are covered with two coats of fur: a dense grey undercoat and a longer coat of banded guard hairs that gives the groundhog its distinctive “frosted” appearance.

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