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Marmot found in SJ may have come from Yosemite
SAN JOSE (KGO) -- A critter who found itself a long way from home is safe this morning, thanks to San Jose city workers.
A marmot ended up running around a storm drain beneath Cottle and Whitegate Avenues in the Willow Glen neighborhood last night. City crews teamed up with wildlife specialists to catch it.
This large rodent may have hitched a ride to San Jose either inside or underneath someone's vehicle. Officials have a strong lead that the marmot is from Yosemite. A group called Wild Rescue plans to work to release the marmot back to its native habitat. It's important for this female yellow-bellied marmot get back to her native habitat before too long so she can hibernate.
Marmots usually live in the Sierra, above the 6,000 foot level.
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