Pika near Hairpin Lake

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walkaboutwest on January 30, 2007

A small, tail-less member of Lagomorpha (Rabbit family). An interesting little rodent with a mournful cry, that can be quite curious and fun to watch. It's main habitat is high-elevation boulder fields, mostly above timberline. It spends the summer gathering vegetation which it stores as hay and feeds on during extreme, arctic-like winters. It remains active and does not hibernate.

This little guy lives at an elevation of about 10,300 feet(3140m)on the Beartooth Plateau near the Montana/Wyoming border.

Lilypon on October 10, 2007

He's adorable Eve! :D

walkaboutwest on October 17, 2007

Thanks, Lilypon! Pikas really are very personable little guys :).

petratherock on February 23, 2008

this is very cute, you are right, looks different than our "pika" on the hogback....i remember that he had a bushy tail when he ran off after we took the picture. thanks for your help! petra

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Photo taken in Custer National Forest, Lodge Grass, MT 59050, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 30, 2007
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    by walkaboutwest
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix F440
    • Taken on 2006/08/06 12:03:23
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 21.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash