A friendly yellow-bellied marmot eats a peanut on the grounds of the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria. The marmot, known locally as Roger or Marmie, may be evicted from the Fairmont Empress Hotel garden, and sent home to mainland British Columbia, courtesy of B.C.'s Environment Minister Barry Penner. Yellow-bellied marmots are native to southeastern British Columbia, not Vancouver Island. Photo assignment for the Globe and Mail national newspaper in Canada.