A pika was seen in this area repeatedly from 8:40am to 9:15am. It was a above the trail just after the point that the trail reached this talus slope. I only got some poor pictures with a cell phone to document it. Pika were heard in this general area from 7:45am through 9:30am.
Pika were heard in this area from 7:45am through 9:30am. One pika was seen at the bottom of the talus slope below the trail.
One individual seen, not photographed.
Trail Ridge Road
Rocky Mountain National Park
Grand County, CO
15 July, 2012
In front of Longmire Community Center.
The pika (/ˈpaɪkə/ PY-kə; archaically spelled pica) is a small mammal, with short limbs, rounded ears, and no external tail. The name pika is used for any member of the Ochotonidae, a family within the order of lagomorphs, which also includes the Leporidae (rabbits and hares). One genus, Ochotona, is recognised within the family, and it includes 30 species. It is also known as the "whistling hare" due to its high-pitched alarm call when diving into...