A marmot? What in the world is that? I asked myself these questions after spotting a sign for marmot crossing near Aspen, CO:
Marmots, one of mother nature's lesser-known creatures, are in the same genus as the ground squirrel. I think of them as large, pudgy squirrels that feed on grasses, flowers and berries in mountainous regions. According to the sign, marmots come in two different sizes: strangely large and freakishly huge. Of their typical behaviors, they seem to enjoy sitting on large rocks and mocking passers-by.
Therefore, when in Rome... do as the marmots: