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Ochotona macrotis, Gunther 1875
About 70mm in height, 100mm long, short legs, brown in colour has large eyes and large ears. Has no tail. Mostly it shuffles around, when under threat it dashes to its burrow. Feeds on vegetables, fruits and nuts, insects, etc.
Memencho (lake) bank among alpine forests. Altitude: 12,000ft.
All along I called this mountain tailless mouse a vole. To be sure before posting on PN I just googled, to my surprise there's no ref to a mountain mouse, the vole, without a tail! Pl help. This one spotted by the bank of this lake on a cold day. Snow in this place has melted just about a month earlier.