Ok, I shot this little critter at a local bird refuge. Looks a bit like my Marmots but smaller and with a more pronouced raised area on the bridge of the nose area. Oh and it was in a den in the ground about 10 yards off the water's edge. No rocks anywhere around which is where I normally find Marmots. I'm still thinking it's a marmot but I'm just not sure, anyone??
By comparision a definite Marmot:
This is an older Marmot shot but the best to illustrate my point. No bulge on top and a more pointed nose in my opinion.
It was a very good weekend end for me in terms of the small mammals. On top of both of the above animals I also got some really good shots of a female Ermine.