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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bongsunkee - Aug 19, 2007 3:15 am - Voted 10/10

but cute.....

i like it, mark.

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Aug 19, 2007 5:31 am - Hasn't voted

Re: but cute.....

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.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Aug 19, 2007 9:37 am - Voted 10/10

American Marmots

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.

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Aug 19, 2007 1:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: American Marmots

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.


Azra - Aug 19, 2007 12:31 pm - Voted 10/10

So cute..

Send me one , please!


lcarreau - Dec 24, 2007 7:34 pm - Voted 10/10

There's granite

on top of Pugh? I didn't know. Great
photographic capture, Mark!

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Dec 24, 2007 9:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: There's granite

Thanks for the comment! These marmots were actually all over the mountain, and the granite covers a large portion of the summit.


BigJordan - Jan 7, 2008 8:08 pm - Voted 10/10


Hey nice marmot shot. I think we can all agree that marmots are quite awesome.

Mark Straub

Mark Straub - Jan 7, 2008 8:28 pm - Hasn't voted


Thank you! I definitely love marmots, they are pretty awesome!

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