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Marmot

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:34 pm
by Mags
This seems to be the favorite photo among my female friends.. :)

Image

Re: Marmot

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:37 pm
by zelph
Looks harmless and cute!!!! :D

Are they considered plentiful out your way(the marmots, not the women)?

Re: Marmot

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:42 pm
by Mags
They are harmless..until you turn your back and they grab your food! :D

The marmots are very common in the high alpine terrain of Colorado.

Women..depends on my appearance on a given day. ;)

Re: Marmot

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:34 pm
by Ridgerunner
Looks like it could be related to the Groundhog and squirrel?

Re: Marmot

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:38 pm
by russb
Flashbacks of "Caddyshack".

Re: Marmot

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:32 pm
by DarenN
Mags wrote:Image


BANG!!

:D

Re: Marmot

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:57 pm
by hoz
We called them "rockhogs", they live in the high lonely places, usually above the timberline. A Marmot will whistle at you as you hike through their territory. Just a high pitched "Shreeet!"

We used to think they were cute, until once in the Cirque of the Towers my climbing buddy had set up his latrine back in a rocky area. One morning as we were having breakfast he noticed the local Marmot climbing up from the pit with shite all over his face!

Re: Marmot

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:21 pm
by Mags
HEre is the type found in the Rockies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-bellied_Marmot

Re: Marmot

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:03 am
by zelph
hoz wrote:We called them "rockhogs", they live in the high lonely places, usually above the timberline. A Marmot will whistle at you as you hike through their territory. Just a high pitched "Shreeet!"

We used to think they were cute, until once in the Cirque of the Towers my climbing buddy had set up his latrine back in a rocky area. One morning as we were having breakfast he noticed the local Marmot climbing up from the pit with shite all over his face!


And what kind of words was the little fellow yelling out to you and your buddy. Let's see what clever sayings can be made up for a bubble mounted over the photo of mr sheet faced marmot :D

Re: Marmot

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:52 am
by Ridgerunner
zelph wrote:
hoz wrote:We called them "rockhogs", they live in the high lonely places, usually above the timberline. A Marmot will whistle at you as you hike through their territory. Just a high pitched "Shreeet!"

We used to think they were cute, until once in the Cirque of the Towers my climbing buddy had set up his latrine back in a rocky area. One morning as we were having breakfast he noticed the local Marmot climbing up from the pit with shite all over his face!


And what kind of words was the little fellow yelling out to you and your buddy. Let's see what clever sayings can be made up for a bubble mounted over the photo of mr sheet faced marmot :D



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