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.
He's adorable Eve! :D
Thanks, Lilypon! Pikas really are very personable little guys :).
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!
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Photo taken in Custer National Forest, Lodge Grass, MT 59050, USA
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