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Yes, (whistle) pigs can fly


August 3, 2022

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A yellow-bellied marmot made a 3300-mile journey from Aspen to Toronto and back after cuddling up in the car engine of tourists camping at the Maroon Bells.

Before a whistle pig can fly, apparently she must learn to hitchhike. Marmots, also known as whistle pigs, aren't native to highways and they don't have thumbs but they are good at disappearing into a cozy engine to hitch a ride. One yellow-bellied marmot recently completed an epic journey from Colorado to Canada.

It started when Canadian tourists made camp at the foot of the Maroon Bells nea...

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