A marmot is basically a large squirrel. Most people confuse them with prairie dogs because they also tend to live in burrows, but marmots prefer to live in mountain regions, and if you look close, you’ll see that they are more squirrel than prairie dog. You’ll most likely run into them if you go hiking up […]

Have You Ever Heard A Marmot Scream? I’d Never Even Heard Of A Marmot! This Animal Sure Is Brave!

A marmot is basically a large squirrel. Most people confuse them with prairie dogs because they also tend to live in burrows, but marmots prefer to live in mountain regions, and if you look close, you’ll see that they are more squirrel than prairie dog. You’ll most likely run into them if you go hiking up and along mountain trails, and some of them are not too afraid of humans since their diet is mainly greens and nuts and berries. Some of them may even come up close to say hello! While I don’t condone interacting with wildlife, I’m not opposed to close encounters as long as us humans don’t interfere with their habitat and diet! So cute!

This group of hikers took on the trails of the Blackcomb Mountain where they found this little marmot hanging out on a wooden ledge! It was a scenic overlook, so I guess that marmots can appreciate a good view, too! They knew that marmots can sometimes make noises, but I’m not sure that these hikers were prepared for THIS sound! They didn’t nickname them “screaming marmots” for nothing! The sound that came out of that little critter really surprised me! I was nearly expecting it to echo across the mountains…

 
 
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