On occasion we see Yellow Bellied Marmots. They get into a lot of mischief. In 2021 we’ve had one living here since July. It’s odd to see only one as they usually live in groups. He co-exists with the GHOs and they don’t appear to bother one another. He/she left in September to hibernate.
2022: The Marmot returned in April then suddenly disappeared. Did he leave to find a mate? Did she go into a den to have little ones? or was she/he another critter’s supper? Did you know they climb trees?
2022b: We have a new marmot, our friends gave him a name, Hector. This one is a bit younger than our other. He is less afraid of us and has been all around the property, including helping him/herself to some lettuce till we chased him/her away. On Sept 14, Hector went into hibernation under our living room window.
2023: Hector came out of hybernation today (April 3). Not a great day as it’s cloudy and snowing. He had some grass, not much new stuff yet. He went back into his burrow after about 1/2 hour. July 11: Hector has been with us all summer. He is not afraid of us, doesn’t run away when we get close to him/her?? He’s gotten a little chubbier after eating our grass and dandelions. October 30: We were entertained by Hector all summer. He hybernated in the same place as last autumn but a month earlier.