Hoary Marmot

As my family and I were exploring the city docks of Valdez I was surprised to find a little critter poking its head out the rocks. I thought at first it was a prairie dog(obviously since I wasn’t on the prairie or even close to one I knew I was mistaken) but after a little research I found it was the Hoary Marmot. These little guys like rocky slopes and apparently the reinforced beaches of Valdez will work just as well. They are known for being noisy and a bit shy but this group of marmots have been around people a lot because of their location and will tolerate a nosey photographer getting in their space.




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