Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris)
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
It is mid-summer and this Marmot is one of the last to be found ouside of the burrow. Depending on elevation Marmots may spend up 8 months hibernating so they need a good layer of fat before entering this cycle. This fellow just seemed to be having a last look before heading off for a long sleep.