Thanks for your vote and comment.
Actually no carrot was necessary, the marmot was just curious.
But I have to admit that it enjoyed licking our legs as it probably had a little taste of salt, due to mild sweating ;o)
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe