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Re: was chips now marmots


Yes, I wondered, too.  Anyway, thanks to you, too, Josh!
Kitty


> [Original Message]
> From: David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/18/2003 1:51:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT]was chips now marmots
>
> Thank you?
>
> DF
>
> Josh Haskell wrote:
>
> > Thank you.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 2:30 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT]was chips now marmots
> >
> > > Let me change this up a little since we're talking adorable little
> > > burrowing creatures.  Marmots go by many different names I believe. 
They
> > > are basically the same as prairie dogs and I think it's along the same
> > > lines as that little fink that pops up in February ruining everybodies
> > > expectations...ground hogs.  However, the marmots in Alaska are
different
> > > and here's why...they stand about 2 1/2' tall.  Like little munchkins
> > > from Wizard of Oz.  One pops up and whistles  and they all scurry into
> > > their holes then another pops up and whistles.  I just wrote about
rabies
> > > with wild animals but forget that with these guys.  I have the feeling
> > > if  you approached too closely with these behemouth of the burrowers
he
> > > wouldn't bite you, he would probably punch you right in the groin and
> > > that would be the end of that.
> > >
> > > My wife and I chased these guys through an Alaskan meadow full of wild
> > > flowers one day.  It was pretty funny until we had the feeling we were
> > > being watched by bears.  Then we scurried off while whistling as fast
as
> > > we could.
> > >
> > > DF
> > >
> > > Marge Talt wrote:
> > >
> > > > > From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> > > > > pocket gophers??
> > > > ----------
> > > >
> > > > Yup....of course, I was not accurate in this, either, as I find they
> > > > occur over most of the continent...and that there are several
species
> > > > of same.  Here's some info. on the CA variety.
> > > >
> > > > http://www.dfg.ca.gov/whdab/M084.html
> > > >
> > > > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > > > mtalt@hort.net
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