Yellow-bellied Marmot

Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris)
Location:  Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA

A large member of the Squirrel family, the Yellow-bellied Marmot is known to live at high elevations in the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada mountains.  I photographed this individual in Rocky Mountain National Park near the Alpine Visitor Center at Fall River Pass, elevation 11,796 feet (3,595 meters).     


Becky said...

What a cute little critter. Looks much like our groundhog. They can be a real pest to the farmers.

BNS said...

Hi Becky -

Now that you mention it, marmots do resemble groundhogs. Never heard of "Marmot Day" though.