Animal of the Week: Le Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata).
What you should know:
– Hoary refers to the silvery gray fur which decorates their shoulders, not their promiscuous social lives. Although males do keep harems, so I guess it is kind of a double-meaning.
– They eat grasses and seeds and such. They whistle while they work.
– They’re uber-lazy, hibernating eight months of the year, sunning on rocks for the other four. Although sometimes the “wrestle with each other for hours.” If I was so fat and furry that is what I would do too.
– They are camera whores.
|I’m ready for my close-up.|