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Marmot, near Saas-Grund, Switzerland

Today I’m very happy to share a new addition to my portfolio about animals: The Alpine Marmot. Here I found a real showpiece!

They always seem curious peaking out of her burrows and checking what’s going on.

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Marmot, near Saas-Grund, Switzerland

Marmots are large squirrels. Their name goes back to the Old-High-German word “Murmunto” which again goes back to the latin “Mus montis” which means “mountain mouse”.

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Marmot, near Saas-Grund, Switzerland

What’s really interesting is that Marmots can get 15 years old. Probably their hibernation helps in this regard…

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Marmot, near Saas-Grund, Switzerland
 

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