Friday, April 9, 2010

Yellow-bellied Marmot

This is the first marmot I've seen in the Bitterroot.  There were two of them hanging out in the road as I was coming home yesterday (before the snow hit).  The name "marmot" always reminds me of those old Bugs Bunny cartoons, when Yosemite Sam called Bugs "You flea-bitten varmint."  That would make this one a flea-bitten marmot.

1 comment:

  1. He's looking for his Acme insta-hole so he can jump in and not cross the road!