Pika with hay pile living in talus
There were many pika in the rock field. This one made a show of eating a leaf.
Seemed common but often hid in rocks. Their call is very cute, as is their overall character.
The American pika (Ochotona princeps), a diurnal species of pika, is found in the mountains of western North America, usually in boulder fields at or above the tree line. They are herbivorous, smaller relatives of rabbits and hares.