In Polly Horvath’s novel Mr. and Mrs. Bunny–Detectives Extraordinaire!, marmots love garlic bread. (Read that book–it’s funny!) I didn’t have garlic bread when I was hiking in the Grand Tetons and even if I did I wouldn’t have been allowed to feed them because the Grand Tetons is a national park and you’re not allowed to feed wild animals.
But here are some real facts about marmots:
- When a predator is spotted the lookout whistles loudly.
- Marmots are excellent diggers.
- Their burrows are used as dens by foxes, skunks, and other animals.
Photos and text by guest blogger Moss Kaiser, 9.