I know there is no marmot-catching squad on alert in a firehall, Ghostbusters-style, so didn't expect this to happen right away. A week later, as we were driving past the temple nearest to where it had been spotted, I saw it was still there, posed like a guardian lion, still atop the stack of pallets, although the stack seemed to have been moved closer to an out-building.
We turned into the parking lot and my son and I snuck up on the creature. Well, more like just walked up to it. He was mellow, in the way of marmots.
We bade him farewell and left him to his man-made, somewhat wobbly throne. My son said, "I can't believe I just saw a Yellow-bellied Marmot."
I said, "Everyone has that reaction the first time they see one."
Update: yesterday I received an email from the Wildlife Rescue Association that the marmot had been humanely trapped, and was on its way home. Well done, Wildlife Rescue Association, and thanks to the temple staff who assisted, and kudos to Laura and Doreen who found him in the first place.