Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pika - Dagger Falls - Idaho

My grandson found that he could mimic the call of a Pika. This Pika came near him and stuck out its' tongue out at him.
Pikas can stick out their tongues without opening their mouths. The upper lip has a split in it that allows this. I didn't know this until I looked at the photos.

Pikas are common in Idaho's high country. They live in talus slopes covered with rocks. They do not hibernate and cut grass and flowers to dry in a hay stack that they use for food all winter.

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