Saturday, April 24, 2010

Camera Critter #107

Rock chucks aren't thought of in a friendly manner around here. Know formerly as Yellow-bellied Marmots, they tend to destroy property and are generally a nuisance.

However, in the Dry Canyon of Redmond, Oregon, they are in their element.

I was able to capture this critter in mid chirp as it sounded the alarm call on my approach.


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7 comments:

Skittles said...

Nice of it to pose against the blue sky like that. Beautiful!

Misty Dawn said...

That's a great shot! Shhh, don't tell anyone, but I think they're cute!

Sounds like your rock chucks are viewed like our "wood chucks" aka groundhogs are viewed in rural farming areas.

Ladynred said...

What a beautiful shot. Love the blue background.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Well he was all abristle wasn't he. Good capture. Valerie

Snap said...

Wonderful shot and he is cute!!!!!!

i beati said...

i love the angle of the shot

Jenn Jilks said...

Almost looks like it wants to jump on your head!!!