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Little critter, big whiskers

I never realized the whiskers on these cute little things were so darned long! Goodness!

I happened across this American Pika near the top of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. It was quite content to take a break and take in the warmth of the early morning sun.

These guys are working fast and furious now as soon their high altitude homes will begin the transition to much colder weather.

It is said this species of pika may become a victim of a warming climate. Studies suggest the American Pika is being driven to higher elevations in search of cooler temperatures. As it moves higher however, it could eventually run out of places to go.

An American Pika enjoys the warmth of the early morning sun on Trail Ridge Road.  (© Tony’s Takes)

An American Pika enjoys the warmth of the early morning sun on Trail Ridge Road. (© Tony’s Takes)

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