A Hoary Marmot (Marmota caligata) basking on a rock near the top of Snowbird Pass. The camera GPS put us at an altitude of 2360m or 7742 ft when I took this shot. Marmots are the largest North American ground squirrels and adults range from 62 to 82 cm (24 to 32 in) long including their tail. The word "hoary" refers to the silver-gray fur on their shoulders and upper back with the remaining fur having reddish-brown fur. Mt Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.
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