They are notoriously shy around humans, beating their tails and chattering their teeth to try to warn us off before emitting loud whistles to tell other members of their colony to flee.  But when these alpine marmots see Matteo Walch, they scuttle to his side and show him nothing but affection.
Matteo’s mother, Michaela, said: ‘Their friendship has lasted for more than four years now. He loves those animals and they are not at all afraid of Matteo because he has a feeling towards them and they understand that.”
- The Marmots and Me


this is the cutest thing i’ve ever seen! it’s like a real life fairytale or something!

They are notoriously shy around humans, beating their tails and chattering their teeth to try to warn us off before emitting loud whistles to tell other members of their colony to flee.  But when these alpine marmots see Matteo Walch, they scuttle to his side and show him nothing but affection.

Matteo’s mother, Michaela, said: ‘Their friendship has lasted for more than four years now. He loves those animals and they are not at all afraid of Matteo because he has a feeling towards them and they understand that.”

- The Marmots and Me

this is the cutest thing i’ve ever seen! it’s like a real life fairytale or something!

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