Yellowstone DIary 2019

July 20, 2019 Living in the high mountains

The Marmot is one of the first animals I learned the latin name for as a child. Marmota Flaviventris, the yellow bellied Marmota is really a large ground squirrel that lives in rock talus slopes in the high mountains above 6500 feet. There are lots of talus slopes in the Beartooth mountains and lots of Marmots live there.