Yellow-Bellied Marmot

Rocky Mountain NP 069The Rocky Mountain NP brochure says that “yellow-bellied marmots are often seen from Trail Ridge Road basking in the sun on rocky outcrops” and that is exactly where we spotted this guy.

Boy, was he fat – supposedly getting ready to hibernate for the winter!

We stopped up the road a bit and got out of the truck and walked back to get these shots. This apparently attracted a bit of attention from other tourists who then stopped in the middle of the road!

marmot Rocky Mountain NP 076

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