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American pika

Ochotona princeps

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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2 Comments

Brian38
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.

Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

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

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