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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. American pika,Geotagged,Ochotona princeps,Summer,United States,Wyoming,Yellowstone National Park,mammals Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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.

    comments (3)

  1. That's interesting. Do they actually hibernate? Or just hide and keep eating stocked food? Posted 6 years ago
    1. To my understanding they keep active in their dens all winter and eat stocked food. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Brilliant capture of a perfect moment Posted 2 months ago

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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.

Similar species: Hares, Rabbits And Pikas
Species identified by travismorhardt
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Uploaded Oct 19, 2015. Captured Aug 14, 2015 17:09 in Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/5.0
  • 10/8000s
  • ISO200
  • 180mm