Marmot friend

Seriously, these guys are awesome. We found a few living in a neighborhood that have adjusted to humans. Some are even friendly enough to sit in your lap and eat triscuits with you–which is just unbelievably cute. The communicate with these loud whistles. I got to hear a lot of these when they abandoned their cracker-begging in favor of seeking shelter from the juvenile black bear ambling up the road. This is the fucking west.