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Mummified marmot emerges from glacier in northern Italy

Frozen groundhog found on Mt Rosa after ice shrinkage

(ANSA) - ROME, AUG 11 - A mummified marmot has emerged from a glacier on Mt Rosa in northern Italy, sources said Wednesday.
    An Alpine guide found the frozen groundhog at an altitude of some 4,200 metres.
    The climate-crisis-linked shrinking and fusion of Alpine glaciers was behind the find, sources said.
    Marmots have rarely been seen at such high altitudes in modern times.
    Scientists will now try to date the mummy.
    It is set to be placed in a local museum. (ANSA).
   

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