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Olympic Marmot Marmota olympus

 

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Olympic Marmot
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Family: Sciuridae, Squirrels view all from this family



Description A large, drab brown marmot from the Olympic Peninsula, Washington. Browner than the Hoary Marmot, but otherwise similar in having a long tail, white nose, and white band in front of the eyes. Coat bleaches yellowish in the summer. Males are larger.


Dimensions 68-78cm, 19-25cm, 5-7kg


Habitat Alpine & subalpine habitats, Meadows & fields


Range Northwest


Discussion Typically hibernates from September to May or June. Prefers montane slopes with rock talus and lush meadows between 1700 and 2000m.


 

 

 

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