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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Yellow Bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris)

Here's a close relative of the ground squirrel featured in a recent post, the Yellow Bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris). This one was living on a rock slope with numerous family and friends and there were several Columbian Ground Squirrels living there too. This photograph was taken on a spectacular trip above the Similkameen Valley near the Apex Mountain Ski Resort. I have now returned to Victoria but will share a few more of my holiday pictures over the next few days.


Dean Lewis said...

Hey, that could be a sibling of the one at the Empress. It is believed he stowed away or something to get here, and is not an indigenous Vancouver Island species.
Maybe you can catch a shot of Roger at the Empress for comparisons sake, Benjamin.
Welcome back.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shot and such a cute little guy.

Darryl and Ruth : )

JoJo said...

Excellent pictures of a real cutie! You really lucked out w/ the cool flora and fauna you got to see!