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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby calipidder » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:43 pm

My husband keeps threatening to make a marmot version of a coonskin hat.

There are some smart buggers on top of Mt Hoffman. One will sit there and do the cute little marmot routine, but he's just there to distract you while his partner in crime steals cookies from the pack you still have on your shoulders.

Not that that has happened to me or anything.



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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby ndwoods » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:06 pm

Toss up between Mineral King where they chewed the insulation lining out of our hood and kept grabbing our gallon zip locs filled with goodies (pre bearikade) at Mosquito Lakes and pulling them into cracks....and Tablelands. Pretty bold at Tablelands.
I still like em, it's their home.
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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby quentinc » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:27 pm

rlown wrote:according to the DFG surveys, there are people who hunt and supposedly eat them. I'd think they'd taste like a big squirrel.

What does a squirrel taste like? ;)
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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby rlown » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:56 pm

Let's just say they taste a LOT better than rabbit, and I like rabbit as well.
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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:49 pm

Bon Appetite Q & Rlown: http://www.hcn.org/issues/361/17432
Skunk, Chipmunk, Squirrels and others are popular on dinner tables in the
southeast (West Virgina, North Carolina) and in the deep South.
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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby rlown » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:01 pm

the main problem with that marmot recipe is it ruins a perfectly good marmot pelt, and I'm not really adept at juggling orange-hot rocks. :D

I'd cook a marmot like I cook a squirrel:

My recipe is similar to what i do for trout below fire line. You skin the critter (no blowtorch necessary), you stuff your herbs, veggies, fruits into the cavity, oil, salt and pepper said critter, wrap it up in foil and cook it in the coals, turning after the first 9 mins. When you start to smell it ~18 mins, it's done. Squirrel that is, not Marmot.
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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby maverick » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:19 pm

Well start up them fires Rlown will be cooking up some vittles tonight in dem dar hills!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohUYZB0ZCM8 :lol:
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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby walkdawg » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:34 pm

Once at Alta Meadow in SNP I was sitting on a rock resting my tired dogs. I took my boots, socks and gators off to let my feet cool down. Something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye. I turned and a Marmot was sitting right next to me like we were bff's gnawing away at my gator. I could have patted him on the head. That was a bold Marmot.
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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby quentinc » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:42 pm

maverick wrote:Well start up them fires Rlown will be cooking up some vittles tonight in dem dar hills!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohUYZB0ZCM8 :lol:


They need to turn that into a rap song. I know Irene Ryan is now longer with us, but she could record her raps posthumously just like Tupac and Biggie.
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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby rlown » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:51 pm

walkdawg wrote:Once at Alta Meadow in SNP I was sitting on a rock resting my tired dogs. I took my boots, socks and gators off to let my feet cool down. Something caught my attention out of the corner of my eye. I turned and a Marmot was sitting right next to me like we were bff's gnawing away at my gator. I could have patted him on the head. That was a bold Marmot.


you should have patted him on the head.. and then spanked him for chewing on your gator.
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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby Ozark Flip » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:29 am

Squirrel is quite good if you know what you are doing. Being an Ozark hillbilly, I can say with a high level of experience that there is far better road kill than Marmot. I wouldn’t even compare Marmot to a squirrel; Marmot is technically a “Sierra Ground Hog”. So, you should reference ground hog recipes instead. ;)

Woodpecker is a delicacy! Yes, believe it. :thumbsup:
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Re: Marmot Harassment

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:40 pm

You know i used to love marmots and had never had a problem but this trip is different. They already nearly destroyed one of my new water shoes on day one. Then put a small hole in my pack. They put a whole in my water filter bag. Chewwd on my trekking pole handles. Put a whole on my pot sack and chewed up my lid handle. They tried to damage my camera pouch, my gps, my solar charger and wires. Oh yeah and they tried to chew into my 500 dollar tent. Does that cover it all? Probably not !

Any more and i will be eating marmot for dinner!
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