I guess you can see that I’m a wildlife photographer because I go to the National Museum of Wildlife Art and noticed that they had a sign in reference to a Marmot crossing. I get my camera out and wait for one to cross and sure enough one does.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art just outside of Jackson, Wyoming is an amazing place that I suggest everyone visit. Here is a link: National Museum of Wildlife Art
I think this is a Yellow-bellied Marmot:
The yellow-bellied marmot lives in the western United States and southwestern Canada, including the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. It inhabits steppes, meadows, talus fields and other open habitats, sometimes on the edge of deciduous or coniferous forests, and typically above 6,500 feet (2,000 m) of elevation.
Marmots choose to dig burrows under rocks because predators are less likely to see their burrow. Predators include wolves, foxes, coyotes, and humans and dogs. When a marmot sees a predator, it whistles to warn all other marmots in the area (giving it the nickname “whistle pig”). Then it typically hides in a nearby rock pile. Wikipedia