Monday, August 15, 2011

Marmots Habitant

  1. Eastern marmots are ground-dwelling rodents of the squirrel family. In North America they are known groundhogs or woodchucks. 
  2. Marmots use lookout to watch for predators. At what time a predator is dotted, the lookout whistle noisily. Marmots are outstanding diggers, and build an elaborate system of burrows, every with both a main entrance and an escape tunnel. 
  3. Their burrows are used as dens by other animals, counting skunks and foxes. During the summer, marmots gain weight in order to prepare for hibernation. They frequently hibernate all winter and may lose as much as half their body weight by February.

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