Marmotte

Found at higher altitudes in the mountains of Europe these squirrels are fascinating to watch. When we go to the Pyrenees in September they are fattening up for the winter hibernation under the snows. For this reason they are more confiding and can be spotted more easily. The first you will know that they are around is the high pitched whistle. Spotting them though is definately a question of getting your eye in. The best technique though is to find a comfy rock, sit down quietly, open your lunch pack and wait.