They say that marmots are really just large ground squirrels
and are found in the Rocky Mountains, Black Hills, Cascades, and Sierra
Nevada in North America. Marmots typically live in burrows (often within
rockpiles, particularly in the case of the Yellow-bellied marmot), which
this one is, and they hibernate there through the winter. Most marmots
are highly social, and use loud whistles to communicate with one another,
especially when alarmed.