17 Marmots Who Really Want You To Be Happy

Are you feeling tired? Is life just a little too tough? Is getting out of bed too much to ask? We’ll don’t worry, because I’ve got good news for you.

MARMOTS,

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Image Credit: Damean Kuhn/Wikimedia

THEY EXIST,

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Image Credit: Miguel Vieira/Flickr

AND THEY WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY.


Maybe you don’t know anything about marmots. This means your life is probably pretty terrible. Thank God we’ve got a marmot here to fix that.

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Image Credit: Clayoquot/Wikimedia

Marmots are big fat squirrels that live in high mountains. While they live there they work hard at looking epic.

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Image Credit: Daniel/Flickr

But most of all marmots want you to smile.

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Image Credit: Designatic/Pixabay

Not feeling happy yet? This marmot has some sticks for you.

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Image Credit: Strange Ones/Flickr

Sticks not your thing? Maybe a little marmot kiss will cheer you up?

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Image Credit: Alan Vernon/Wikimedia

Still not happy? Don’t worry, Marmot isn’t angry, Marmot is just disappointed in you.

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Image Credit: Ed Ogle/Flickr

JK, Marmot came out of his hole just to cheer you up.

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Image Credit: Robert Kraft/Public Domain Pictures

Don’t have a real marmot? Replicas work too.

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Image Credit: Jon Sullivan/Public Domain Image

Sure, sometimes marmots get tired.

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Image Credit: NPS/Wikimedia

And yes, they do get distracted snacking.

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Image Credit: Stéphane Magnenat/Wikimedia

But fatter marmots are cuter marmots,

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Image Credit: Tortise/Wikimedia

So really that’s a win-win for everyone.

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Image Credit: Inklein/Wikimedia

So please be happy.

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Image Credit: Christopher J. Fynn/Wikimedia

Or you’ll make marmots sad.

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Image Credit: Garoach/Wikimedia

And no one wants that.

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Image Credit: Pixel-mixer/Pixabay

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Max Wilson is a graduate student studying ecology at Arizona State University. He writes here at Lesser Places, occasionally for Backpacker.com, and even more occasionally for scientific journals. You can follow him on twitter @maxomillions.

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