|Photo Details - © Nicky Davis
Mormots along highway 15o in the Uintas
1.,2., 3. A young marmot was on one side of Highway
150 and the adults were on the other side. The adults
seemed to be waiting for the young one to cross the road, but there was
some traffic and the young one apparently didn't think he could make it
Marmots at Rock Cliff, July 22, 2003, Wasatch County, Utah
1. The guard
- The 18-26 inch long Marmots inhabit burrows on rocky slopes
on sides of
mountain or a meadows.
- They live from 3 to 20 years eating forbs,
clovers, alfalfa, grasses and occasionally insects.
- Foxes, badgers,
bears, Eagles, and mountain lions prey on them.
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