Saturday, 27 June 2009

Camera Critters - Marmaduke Marmot.


Camera Critters


(Click on any image for a larger view)

On the way up to Walmart, last weekend, I happened to glance over into the empty field, that is in front of the shopping complex, and saw this face peering at me.

I immediately thought 'Camera Critters' and grabbed my 35mm SLR, fired off a shot and then realised I was out of film. Arghhhhhhh !! No worries though, as I then remembered my little point 'n shoot digital was tucked into my jeans pocket.. :-) A girl's got to come prepared, these days as one never knows what photo opportunity will be around the next corner !!


'Watcha doing? Trying to sneak up on me or sumfing??'


'Okay, what's with the inch a step closer, stand still and then repeat thing you've got going on? No wonder people walking by are giving you odd looks !'


'Okaaaay Lady, come any closer and see this stick that I have clutched in my paws? Well, I"M NOT AFRAID TO USE IT !!!!'

I think at this point, young Marmaduke decided that I'd snuck close enough, because he turned tail and scurried into his burrow.

I continued on my way, quite happy with the results of my stalking interlude, when I happen to catch a slight movement out of the corner of my left eye..


Why, it's Marmaduke's BFF, Manny, sunning himself on his favourite rock !

I think he was a tad put out, that I didn't have any pieces of carrots or apples in my pocket, because he sort of huffed at me and stalked off in disgust.

Have a great weekend, folks !!

Now go to CAMERA CRITTERS and join in the fun.

27 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

That is something I haven't seen in awhile! Too rocky out here, with shallow top soil. Thanks for sharing and visiting My Muskoka!

STUFF said...

Aw the marmots! They are so fun to watch. I am in Reno too but down south. They play out here in the farms. :D Great shots.

Marie Reed said...

Have funny! He is truly armed and dangerous!

Cezar and Léia said...

Cool story, I do love this little fellow!
Fabulous pictures!
happy camera critters!
purrs and love always!
Luna(from Brazil)

Snap said...

Karen,

Fun shots and quite the commentary! Loved it!

floreta said...

cute little guy!

Mamapippa said...

Great !

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

They are so cute!
Nice shots. :-)

i beati said...

great little poser Sandy

Bryan said...

Be wary of the stick. These guys are trained experts in the employment of them.

storyteller said...

Ah ... wonderful critter series here! Glad your camera was handy.
Hugs and blessings,

Sally in WA said...

Great captures, Karen. They sure are entaining creatures to watch.

Marja said...

Oh what a gorgeos pictures In Holland they have marmots as pets but they look very different to ths one

Robin said...

What a cutie! How lucky that you had a camera right there.

Amy said...

Those are cool and I love the one of him holding the stick :)

Raising Addie said...

Very fun pix!!

Just wanted to check to see if you receive the puppy pouch that we mailed? Please let us know.
Thank you!
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Anya said...

He is sooooooooo CUTE :)
Great shots,
really lovely !!

Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Oskar said...

I've never seen a marmot. They look like fun!

myponderings said...

The little guy is kinda cute

Chris H said...

How neat that you have that sort of wildlife so close to the supermarket! We don't. *sniff*

Baruch said...

Lovely photo story and such a cute creature

Evita said...

Aww these guys are so cute! It is good that you were prepared :)

They are prarie dogs right?

We don't have any here, but I love watching nature shows about them - they are smart little ones!

Janie said...

Great shots. He didn't seem to mind you getting close. I guess the marmots are used to getting treats for their cuteness.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

They're cute little critters!

2sweetnsaxy said...

How cute and how much fun that must have been. :-)

Manz said...

You're far more prepared than I am! I alway curse at myself for not having a camera on hand!!

The top image is amazing. Was that the first image you took? The colours seem different in it - was that film? Or just the way that particular shot came out?

I've been looking at it large for the last 10 minutes... so CUTE!!

Manz said...

Thanks for replying to my question :)

I had a incling that top one was a film photograph!