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Curious Marmot
When Josh (joshlewis) and I were at the summit of Mt. Pugh, a curious marmot crawled out from under a rock a few feet away, having had no apparent interactions with humans before. It looked at us with fascination, before crawling back into its hole again. Here is another picture of this same marmot, sticking only its head out of its rock.


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bongsunkeebut cute.....


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i like it, mark.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 3:15 am

Mark StraubRe: but cute.....

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Thank you. This marmot was almost asking for me to take a picture of it, as it kept coming out and looking at me before crawling back under a rock.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 5:31 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadAmerican Marmots

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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seem less shy than those of the Alps! I have never got a good shot of an Alpine marmot, except near Saas Fee, where they are almost tame.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 9:37 am

Mark StraubRe: American Marmots

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I think that the only reason this marmot allowed me to get so close to it was because it had never seen a human before. We saw another marmot at a lower (and easier to reach) elevation that seemed quite cautious of us.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 1:40 pm

AzraSo cute..


Voted 10/10

Send me one , please!
Posted Aug 19, 2007 12:31 pm

lcarreauThere's granite


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on top of Pugh? I didn't know. Great
photographic capture, Mark!
Posted Dec 24, 2007 7:34 pm

Mark StraubRe: There's granite

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Thanks for the comment! These marmots were actually all over the mountain, and the granite covers a large portion of the summit.
Posted Dec 24, 2007 9:22 pm



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Hey nice marmot shot. I think we can all agree that marmots are quite awesome.
Posted Jan 7, 2008 8:08 pm

Mark StraubRe: AWESOME MARMOT!!!

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Thank you! I definitely love marmots, they are pretty awesome!
Posted Jan 7, 2008 8:28 pm

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on Aug 18, 2007 4:59 pm

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