Saturday, March 24, 2012

Camera Critters #207

Anytime a person walks along the paved trail in the Dry Canyon recreational area of Redmond, Oregon, they will hear the loud, high-pitched warning chirps from the yellow-bellied marmot who live in the rocks along the canyon walls.

Most of the marmots, also known as rock chucks, aren’t that old, but the a week or so ago while wandering the trail area, I came across the granddaddy of all rock chucks.

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Old, gray, and grumpy looking…just like the way people describe me. 8v)

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9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Oh Wow, he is a big boy. Great sighting and capture.

Misty Dawn said...

That is a BIG chuck!!! Me thinks he's prolly bigger than Sammi!

TexWisGirl said...

how AWESOME!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice capture.

Regards and best wishes

twobarkingdogs said...

Amazing the different critters we see from coast-to-coast! If I saw something like that in my backyard, I'd call the exterminator and tell him to bring out the big traps 'cause the rats have been zapped by kryptonite!


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Pat said...

Great capture! What a cool critter!

Mama Zen said...

Fabulous capture! I've never seen one before.

Ruta said...

Awesome shot! They are bigger than I thought...

lina@happy family said...

Looks big. Cute face :)