Daily News - 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. The eight-year-old built up a remarkable relationship with the creatures since first being taken to see them by his nature-loving family four years ago. The family return to visit the colony in Groslocker in the Austrian Alps for two weeks every year. Matteo’s father 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.
Check out this little motherfucker just hamming it up with this marmot colony like it ain’t no thang. Just rolling around with some wild animals all playful like he’s king of the wilderness. What a punk. Living it up in the Austrain Alps galavanting through the hills with some cute ass little cuddly creatures, meanwhile the rest of us are stuck inside churning out bullshit work with bullshit hours for bullshit paychecks. It’s bullshit. Yeah this kid is obviously going to get marmot gang raped and infested with 100 varieties of rabies eventually because that’s how relationships with wild animals work but one day, just one day I’d love to put the laptop and the biting sarcasm away and just kick back and relax and cuddle with some furry marmots. A blogger can dream.