Baby marmots are out in the Boise Foothills

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Baby marmots are out in the Boise Foothills. I’m pretty sure these small critters are this year’s young. I spotted them this morning (April 25).

Females have litters of three to five young in the spring. They dig burrows under rocks to seek protection from predators.

Marmots eat plants, leaves, grains, fruits and insects. Hope these guys aren’t looking at my pea plants.

Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman (look closely at the other youngter hiding in the rocks at the right bottom of the photo.

Posted in Into the Outdoors