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Well, look who we’ve got here . . .

9 Jul

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Hello.  I’m a marmot.  It’s very nice to meet you.

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I’m a yellow-bellied marmot to be specific.  Do you see my yellow belly?  Some people think yellow belly means coward.  However, I am not a coward and I don’t want to hear anyone talking that way, you hear?

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I am a watchful and careful creature but I am not a coward.

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I have a family to take care of, after all.  I have a mate and four cute little marmot babies.

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By the way, do you see how beautiful I am?  I have a long fluffy tail.

Yellow-bellied Marmot family

Like any babies, they are cute and cuddly and sometimes annoying.

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When we are outside, we stay under trees and we watch.  We watch carefully and if anything seems off, I give a warning.

Oh, you want to pay attention to my warnings.

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When I give an alert, I get up on my haunches and put my hands on my hips and I chirp.

Loudly.  I chirp really, really loudly.

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This makes me chirp.  This is a dangerous creature and must be watched and warned to stay away from my babies.

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I have to tell you.  That thing did not listen to my warnings.  That thing kept watching us back.  It kept trying to chase us.  Most annoying.  I chirped really loudly.

The humans tried to keep it away from us but sometimes it would sneak away and chase us anyway.

I spent a lot of time on my haunches with my hands on my hips.  I chirped a lot.

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