Curious Habits Of The Yellow Bellied Marmot.

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The Yellow Bellied Marmot or also known as the Rock chuck is common to the western United States they say you find most of them at an elevation of 6500 ft. but in Utah you can find them in the lower valleys if there is a source of water close by.
They are found around reservoirs that are lined with large rocks and even close to the wetlands and marshes around the Great Salt Lake. They are a burrowing animal that likes to come out and warm up in the midday sun they feed on vegetation and insects


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7815 ( Marmota flaviventris ). A young Yellow Bellied Marmot has an itch.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7811 ( Marmota flaviventris ). The Rock Chuck or Yellow Bellied Marmot lives in the Rocky Mountains in western United States.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7803 ( Marmota flaviventris ). The Yellow Bellied Marmot lives in groups in burrows underground.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7801 ( Marmota flaviventris ). The Yellow Bellied Marmot can weigh anywhere from Five pounds to Eleven pounds as an adult.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7792 ( Marmota flaviventris ). The Yellow Bellied Marmot can weigh as much as Eleven pounds.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7781 ( Marmota flaviventris ). Yellow Bellied Marmots eat vegetation and insects in the couple of acers they call their territory.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7774 ( Marmota flaviventris ). Yellow Bellied Marmot in Utah they are found in the higher elevations in the mountains and also in the more arid desert areas.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7770 ( Marmota flaviventris ). A Rock chuck in Utah they are found in the higher elevations in the mountains and also in the more arid desert areas.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7759 ( Marmota flaviventris ). A young Yellow Bellied Marmot sits and soaks in the sun for warmth.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7757 ( Marmota flaviventris ). The Yellow Bellied Marmot also known as a rock chuck can be found in Utah this is a young Marmot.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7752 ( Marmota flaviventris ). The Yellow Bellied Marmot also known as a rock chuck can be found in Utah almost everywhere.


Yellow Bellied Marmot 7750 ( Marmota flaviventris ). The Yellow Bellied Marmot also known as a rock chuck is well distributed in the western United States.

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