They describe it as sitting on its hind-legs, and whistling, so that Wilfrid thinks it must be a marmot.
He belongs to the marmot branch, but he is a Squirrel just the same.
Then Raven stood by the door watching, until marmot came home, bringing food.
The marmot coming out of his hole smelled the bait on the string.
The common European marmot is infested by T. pectinata, so abundant in hares and rabbits.
And as for “marmot”—that began to have quite a fine sound in his ears.
It is described as sitting on its legs and whistling, and from the description I judged it to be a marmot or a coney (hierax).
But generally the township went to marmot's rather than to the Rest—generally.
Then they took the marmot out of the trap and carried it to the cave.
"Well, I'm no bush lawyer," marmot replied, with a glance round the gathering.
Alpine rodent, c.1600, from French marmotte, from Romansch (Swiss) murmont (assimilated to Old French marmote "monkey"), from Latin murem montis "mountain mouse."