Do marmottes really exist?
You won’t see them when you are skiing, as they are fast asleep!
I’ve been lucky enough to see one near the end of the season.
I noticed blood on the snow below when travelling up on a 4 man chair, then out of a hole (next to the blood) popped up the marmot. There were a pair of golden eagles circling above and we think they’d had a go at the marmot, which would explain the blood.Posted 6 years agoocriderMember
there’s hundreds of the things in the Vanoise National Park. and they really do whistle, though not the tune the ones in the shops play
They seem to like hanging around behind the refuge de la Gliere. Very easy to spot up there and very accessible (even legal by bike).Posted 6 years agoPJM1974Member
A friend was hiking in that neck of the woods and was struggling on hampered by a nasty stomach bug. Midway through an alfrasco expulsion, she realised that she’d been squatting on a Marmot burrow and looked down to see the extremely surprised occupant staring up at her wearing a “WTF dude?” expression.
Yes, marmots are supposed to carry rabies, which made my friend a tad nervous but I suppose the marmot had other things on his mind at this point.Posted 6 years ago
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