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American pika

Ochotona princeps


Small relative to rabbits and hares. The American pika usually weighs about 170 g (6.0 oz). The gray to cinnamon brown colors help it blend in into the boulder fields that they live in. Rounded ears, head and body.


Large boulder field next to Frozen Lake at Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park. Around 6500 ft. a.s.l.


I watched this one run across boulders to the edge where the grass was, eat some grass (pic 4) then run back into the boulders.

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Brian38 a year ago

Thank you so much Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

That is seriously cute. Great spotting and photos, Brian.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2019
Submitted on Jul 14, 2019

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