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Yellow-bellied Marmot

Marmota flaviventris

Description:

I found this yellow-bellied marmot on the Zig-Zag trail at Mt. Hood. I got fairly close before it ran back into its burrow.

Habitat:

There were various wild grasses and flowers (lupine and alpine aster) for the yellow-bellied marmot to feed on.


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4 Comments

dominique.eghlidi
dominique.eghlidi 4 years ago

Oh wow! Thank you, Fyn!

Maria, thank you very much!

Bhagya, alpine marmots are even heavier (although, I think the yellow-bellies are cuter).

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

chubby cutie.....

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

Very nice spotting - and your first mammal on Noah! Nice capture for your departure from butterflies. :>)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

dominique.eghlidi
Spotted by
dominique.eghlidi

Oregon, USA

Lat: 45.33, Long: -121.71

Spotted on Sep 11, 2014
Submitted on Sep 17, 2014

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