Pika with some thorny bedding
A pika drags a freshly cut thistle to its den as it prepares for winter. Pika keep very busy during the warmer months by dragging all kinds of plants and grasses to its den where it will stay all winter eating what it has stored. Captured in the Hoodoos of Yellowstone National Park.
The American pika , 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.