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Common Name:Pika
Scientific Name:Ochotona princeps
Area:Enerald Lake - Mt Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon
Date:August 17, 2004

High-pitched squeaks of this little animal coming from rocky slopes are always a friendly diversion for the hiker. The Pika is actually more rabbit than rodent. In the late summer and fall watch for his collections of drying grass and plants on the rocks for his winter use.

Reference:Cascade-Olympic Natural History by Mathews