Friday, August 22, 2014

Viral



Apart from it being an animal, I did not have a clue what a marmot is,  but apparently they are inquisitive little critters.  This is Montana's Glacial Park and it is under threat from climate change. Greenpeace set up the camera for some time lapse photography to show the beauty of the area and the marmot photo bombed.

Marmots are large hibernating squirrels, btw. Cute, hey.

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  1. Andrew, nice animal but I have not seen it before.I doesn't live at my place.

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    1. Gosia, it is to be found in Europe though, or a species of the same.

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  2. Photo-bombing at its best.
    And the area is indeed beautiful.

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    1. EC, and it will be spoilt irredeemably if the warming continues unabated.

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  3. It is indeed cute. Photo bombing at its best.

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    1. Fun60, it reminds me a camera set up here in Victoria to monitor some animal and it ended up capturing footage of a creature assumed to be extinct. Quite exciting.

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    1. Yes Keith. I expect you have seen one up close and personal.

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  5. That is so cute!

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    1. I'm pleased you like it Dina.

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  6. Cute, yes, but I'm astonished that such a thing would go viral. Mind you, I'm astonished by a lot of stuff that goes viral.

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    1. River, I am sure you agree viral has become an overused word. You Tube viral by my standard means over a million hits.

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  7. Marmot fur used to be very desirable for jackets and coats. At least they weren't caged en masse like minks were.

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    1. Hels, very long sticky out fur. I think mink is nicer. Both are bad, goes with out saying. My grandmother had a fox skin, stole?

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  8. Very cute.. but what are the chances hey :)

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    1. Grace, maybe there are lot of marmots and the chances are high? Put a camera outside and maybe you will film a possum.

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