Its the lack of rat tail, not the size IMO. People love squirrels and hamsters even though they're like small rats without tails, and people hate opossums which are like giant rats. The tail seems to be the deciding factor.
Originally Posted by Scut Farkus
Small Austrian boy is interested in marmots. Later, he will go through some marmot-connected dissappointment and start to hate them.
Originally Posted by Batman Smells
He will foster his anger and marmot-hatred for his whole life and, as an adult, he will lead his country into an all out war against the marmots, killing millions of them in special fenced institutions.
CLICK & WATCH:
I got BULLSHIDO ON TV
"Bruce Lee sucks because I slammed my nuts with nunchucks trying to do that stupid **** back in the day. I still managed to have two kids. I forgive you Bruce."
- by Vorpal
He'll become like the Batman, but instead of the bat persona being centered around fear and darkness, it'll be around cuteness and not making any sudden movements. Consequently his crime fighting career will be brief and uneventful.
Bet they would make great long range rifle targets.