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Hoary Marmot

Marmota caligata

Description:

The hoary marmot has thick, silvery-gray fur on its head, shoulders and half of its back. It has reddish-brown fur on the back half of its back, its rump and on its long bushy tail. It has black feet, a white patch of fur between its small, round eyes and white fur around its nose and mouth. It has small ears and long, curved claws on both its front and hind paws. Source-NHPTV.org

Habitat:

Rocky mountain slopes, hillsides and meadows.

Notes:

This photo was taken at Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park

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ShawnAnderson
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ShawnAnderson

Puyallup, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2014
Submitted on Aug 8, 2014

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