"ROCK RABBITS ROCK" - Pika

September 18, 2023  •  1 Comment

"ROCK RABBITS ROCK!"

Pika - 7 Photos

Kananaskis, Alberta, CA

 

With Autumn almost here, the Pikas must be in the last stages of harvesting whatever grasses & flowers remain to see them through another mountain winter. Pikas do not hibernate. They travel through the tunnels under the rocks & snow during the winter months, surviving on the plant material they have stored during the warmer weather.

 

The following photos were taken an hour before sunset and although there didn't appear to be many about, those that were, were busy grabbing whatever vegetation was around. And there was some disappearing into small caves and exiting with food. Hopefully, this was actual harvesting and not raiding another pika's pantry! :)

 

PHOTO #1

PikaPika"PIK-A-BOO"
(Kananaskis, Alberta, CA)

PHOTO #2

PikaPika"ROMEO OR JULIET"
(Kananaskis, Alberta, CA)

PHOTO #3

PikaPika"FROM THE BALCONY"
(Kananaskis, Alberta, CA)

PHOTO #4

PikaPika"HUNKERED DOWN"
(Kananaskis, Alberta, CA)

PHOTO #5

PikaPika"PIKA ON THE ROCKS"
(Kananaskis, Alberta, CA)

PHOTO #6

PikaPika"POISED"
(Kananaskis, Alberta, CA)

PHOTO #7

PikaPika"FOOD SATISFACTION"
(Kananaskis, Alberta, CA)

 


 


Comments

Urszula(non-registered)
Ooo, one of my favourite animals. I think I like them so much because they don't like heat just like me :)
You've captured they coats and cute faces beautifully!
Too bad you don't do videos, I really like their piercing cries.
How I wish I could go and see them...
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