Brush and Floss Daily


There is nothing wrong with a little dirt on my choppers is there?

Unfortunately for this Red Bellied Marmot we did not have a spare toothbrush or extra floss along with us on the trail that day but that did not stop him from asking as we passed by. Photographed while hiking up Mt Evans one late fall afternoon.

38 thoughts on “Brush and Floss Daily

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    I saw a marmot near Gunnison last year. Not sure if it was Red Bellied -j but it was pretty cool and had a lot to say about our being there.

    1. hI, yes indeed a marmot will shure make a ruckus about your presence and for some reason I really enjoy hearing that high-pitched sound when hiking up above tree-line. Hope your day is good and wishing you many more marmot encounters in the future.

  2. Lol! 😀 (hope my colleague doesn’t see me laugh in office 😀 )… What a cute marmot! And that you could see it so clearly, so wonderful – even if he/she wouldn’t have accepted the toothbrush. 😉
    I’m definitely living in the wrong place, where nature is so… tamed. Oh, but this morning while waiting for train I saw a… squirrel in the forest (the train station is near to a forest). I’m very proud. 😉

    1. Hi Suzan, we have so many squirrels around our neighborhood they are out of control. Lack of predators like hawks and owls. I saw one a fews weeks ago walking down the street with a whole slice of pizza in it mouth…soon to be fat squirrel.

          1. Seven in one tree? Yikes! That’s crazy! Sounds like an alien species… taken over by alien squirrels. You could feed them some pizza to find out. But be careful. 😉

          2. Yes, you could infect label the squirrel around here alien. Although it could be considered a sign of disrespect for the squirrel I sometimes call them tree rats.

  3. Love this guy! Mike, I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. I realize you’ve probably received it many times, so don’t feel obligated to accept, but just know that I love your photography and think it’s worth following.

    1. Thanks for the nomination. I will check out what is required on your blog however things are very busy right now so I may not have time to fulfill those requirements. Getting a simple blog post and replying to comments always takes center stage. Thanks again and I wish you all the best.

    1. Thanks LB, although the dirt on this guys teeth is hard to see on the smaller post it really is apparent on a big screen. Glad the post gave you a chuckle as we can all use more of those each day.

  4. Upon seeing this, in my head I automatically heard, “What’s up, Doc?” You can see why buck teeth inspired cartoonists to create Bugs Bunny and the whistling beaver in Disney cartoons. Great capture, Mike!

    On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 8:57 AM, nature has no boss wrote:

    > Mike Bizeau posted: ” Unfortunately for this Red Bellied Marmot we did > not have a spare toothbrush or extra floss along with us on the trail that > day but that did not stop him for asking as we passed by him. Mt Evans, > CO.”

    1. Hi Eliza, yes this guy has this chiseler teeth for sure and given his stature appears well fattened up for winter. Need to go back this spring and try to see how thin he gate after a winter above timberline.

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