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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 3:55 pm 
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i googled it today! was curious. got lots of huntin' forums with guys talking about all the ways they like the cook up them woodchucks. didn't know this was a thing.

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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 4:18 pm 
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Watched a Golden Eagle eat one last year, it wasn't pretty. But the bird seemed to enjoy the meal.

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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 4:36 pm 
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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 6:02 pm 
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Not me !    I would have to be starving.   Not because they might not be good, but because I just can't imagine it.   They're just too cute. 

On a related note, I don't see as many as I used to, nor pikas for that matter.

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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 6:10 pm 
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Brushwork wrote:
On a related note, I don't see as many as I used to, nor pikas for that matter.

Someone's eating them.  clown.gif

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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 7:07 pm 
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We spoke with an early NW climber about an early picket range traverse. Couldnít figure out how the took enough foot for the trip. He told us they took a .22 pistol and ate marmots. The names are redacted to protect the insolent.

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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 9:57 pm 
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Herb Crisler - Bailey Range - 1936

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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 10:17 pm 
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I've heard that whistle pig was a favorite of early miners.

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PostWed Apr 10, 2019 10:01 am 
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It's a "thing" in the Alps.

Even in WA, where they are the state animal, they are not universally appreciated.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2008/jun/28/marmots-wear-out-welcome/

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PostWed Apr 10, 2019 1:03 pm 
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Ian, Those are great pictures of Herb Crisler. Where did you find them?

When I was a kid we went to the presentations put on by Herb and Lois Crisper.

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PostWed Apr 10, 2019 3:34 pm 
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Slugman wrote:
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2008/jun/28/marmots-wear-out-welcome/

AKA Rock chucks! Yeah, they can do a lot of damage. But I can't help but appreciate them as they pancake out on the road pavement when the sun comes out. Their pure enjoyment of lazy sunbathing is just a little too close to home, lol.

I was going home one day and spotted an absolutely MONSTER rock chuck just sitting on a guard rail post, his enormous fat belly spilling over 360į, lording over a gorgeous view down to a bend in the Yakima river. At that place and time, he was King Of Everything. Rock on, rock chuck.

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wub.gif  wub.gif  wub.gif

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PostWed Apr 10, 2019 6:23 pm 
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Craig, I just did a Google image search on "Herb Crisler marmot" and seems someone has uploaded quite a few of the old photos:

http://www.waltjames.freeservers.com/Crislers/Crisler-PIC1939.htm

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PostWed Apr 10, 2019 7:05 pm 
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Those old duffers were made of different stuff than us.  One of those old photos said his pack was 70 lbs - no wonder he thought it would be easier to hunt his food.  eek.gif  Like I used to say about some of my elder relations' ethnic delicacies, "Some people will eat anything." And if you're starving, I guess that's so.

Love the Go-Pro marmot.  Reminds me of the scene-stealing squirrel in Banff park that went viral some years back.

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PostWed Apr 10, 2019 8:30 pm 
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Anne, If you haven't read about Herb Crisler you are in for a treat!


https://www.amazon.com/Olympic-Mountain-Enchantment-Interlude-Photographer/dp/B00948MV4W/

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