Quebec Marmot
Thomas Bewick (1753-1828)
Quebec Marmot    c. 1790
3.6 x 6.4 cm
EAG 90.39.160


The descriptive text says:

The Quebec Marmot is rather larger than a Rabbit. Its ears are short, and its whole head round; its cheeks are of a grey colour, and its nose black; its back is variegated, each hair being grey at the bottom, black in the middle, and white at the tips; its belly and legs are of an orange colour; its toes black and naked; and its tail short, and rather bushy. It inhabits Hudson's Bay and Canada. One of them. exhibited in London some years ago, was perfectly tame. Mr. Pennant supposes it to be the species called the Siffleur by the French of Canada.