Saturday, December 29, 2007

Marty Stouffer's Wild America - Marmet Mountain

Most of what passes for Saturday morning entertainment for kids is crap. But one local network here in Tucson airs a two hour block of nature shows, one of which is Marty Stouffer's Wild America. I love this show. Not only do I learn a lot, but Stouffer has a deep love of nature that he imparts in his shows.

I just watched this show on Marmets, an animal I really knew nothing about. I particularly enjoyed the guest appearance by a coyote about midway through the episode. There are lots of episodes at AOL.

This is the text that came with the video:

Amid the scenic springtime beauty of the wild Rockies, we meet a colony of Yellow-bellied Marmots waking from winter hibernation. As summer progresses, these social "Rock-chucks", close kin to the Woodchuck, teach their fuzzy young about communal life. One major lesson is diving for safety when a sentry whistles that their primary predator, the Golden Eagle, hovers overhead.

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