Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A pika photographed on the summit of Halletts Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. September 2005. See pikas in action here.

6 Comments:

Blogger Whitenoise said...

Looks kinda like a guinea pig...

6:29 AM  
Blogger molson said...

I never thought about it, but pikas do resemble guinea pigs, but watching pikas run around so energetically in the wild makes them seem quite different than the domesticated guinea pig. Did you know that Peruvians eat an estimated 65 million guinea pigs a year? That is according to the wikipedia article on guinea pigs. I did not know this.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Whitenoise said...

I did not know that, either... jeez, the things one learns on the internet... ;-)

7:24 AM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

wow I love that furry gleddeby pika... never heard of one of them before... If I didn't know any better I'd have thought that was a prairie-dog...

far as I knew (don't tell me I told you before - bet I did!)... "pika" was a typewriter face 12 pt rather than 10pt... that merely used up more paper... quite inconveniently so!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

ps guinea swines rule! I've never had one as they require rather a large hutch... I prefer my tiny tubby robos who can live quite comfortably in 10x18inches floorspace with a rambly wire wheel that throws Baby Itchy round and round and round... silly little Porkshire-Terrier-looking swine!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

guinea swines rule ... I meant mostly those weird alien gurgling singing entertainment noises they come out with... excellent stuff!!

;->...

10:33 AM  

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